Wednesday, 8 April 2020
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. (NIV)
In today world, many people value intellect, power and wealth above the things of GOD. They seek Google when problems or questions arise, consult social media gurus for opinions and recommendations, follow some renowned book authors for their life directions. The God, who creates Heaven and Earth — who creates all things and mankind created in HIS own image, has given HIS wisdom and advice yet hardly people seek the counsel of His divine instruction. Many even scorned and killed the prophets and servants HE sends to proclaim His wisdom. With their arrogant, they reject HIS Wisdom – Jesus Christ (1Cor 1:24a Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.)
People pursue silver and gold, joy and happiness, peace and prosperity, love and acceptance, power and fame, from all different venues on earth. For a little while seem like they found it yet in the longer term the fruit of what they pursue proven to be poisonous and never satisfy their soul. They, in return, continue their journey in reckless pursue.
STEVE JOBS, founder of Apple company, gave his last words before he died. (Taken from his linkedin)
“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death. In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of God and of death drawing closer. Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth. Should be something that is more important: Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days…
Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me…”
Wisdom from GOD teaches us to live life to the fullness and will bear the fruit that is better than silver and gold. A life to know HIM and Love HIM is a life to love others, a righteous life to be the blessings to many, and a life that is full of joy, mercy, and peace bless by God.
32 “Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it.
34 Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
35 For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.
36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death.”
(Proverbs 8:32-36 NIV)
A brilliant mind like Steve Jobs eventually realized what he had missed out and catch a small glimpse of “wisdom” while he was on his death bed. While it was too late for him, but it is still in time for many of us.
We confess, if we have neglected Your wisdom. Please, Lord, forgive us!
Lord, we thank you for your love. You seek us and urge us to value Your wisdom because You want the best for us. Let us come before You to acknowledge that Your wisdom is better than any gold and silver in this world, Your wisdom is the only true blessing for our lives that will bring eternal love, joy, and peace. Please help us, O-Lord, to have this reality in our hearts, to fear You, and to love Your wisdom.
In Jesus’ precious name I pray, Amen.
(by Ps. Wallace Ong)
在当今世界，许多人重视知识，权力和财富，而不是神的事物。他们会在出现问题或有疑问时寻求谷歌的服务，向社交媒体专家咨询意见和建议，并跟随一些著名作家的生活方向。创造天地的上帝—就是那创造了万物并以自己的形象创造人类的神，已经把祂的智慧与与忠告给予我们，但人们几乎没有寻求祂神圣的指示。许多人甚至蔑视并杀死了祂派来宣告祂的智慧的先知和仆人。他们以自己的傲慢拒绝了祂的智慧–耶稣基督（林前 1：24a基督总为 神的能力、 神的智慧）
苹果公司创始人史蒂夫•乔布斯（STEVE JOBS）在死前发表了遗言。 （摘自他的linkedin）