Today’s scripture: 2 Timothy 2:22
We live in a crazy, mixed-up, upside-down world. We watch television, read the
latest People™ magazine or read the newest Internet headline, and we’re told
that riches and beauty will bring us happiness and peace.
Movie stars and rock musicians and sports heroes buy their homes and jewels and
Jaguars and tell us that life is just one big party. Drinking and drugs and
sex. That’s what’s going to bring us satisfaction and fulfillment.
And tragically, many of us buy into that—even people who calls themselves
followers of Christ.
Let me tell you something: None of that will bring happiness. Or satisfaction.
Or fulfillment. And none of it will certainly bring any peace.
Peace, true peace, only comes from God.
And how do we pull our gaze from the things this world throws at us? We “flee”
from them. We run just as hard and as fast as we can in the opposite direction.
And where do we run?
We run to the God of peace, and we “pursue” those things that are gifts from
God. We confess our sins and failings to Him, and we receive righteousness,
faith, love . . . and yes, peace.
Have you been caught up with the world’s party? Join the best party in the
universe. Seek God, and receive the peace that will fill your heart to