Friday, October 4, 2013

More Important Things

     In 1 Timothy 4:7-8 it says, "Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." Okay, I like to run. But I kind of have bad knees, so before I start running I have to build them up a lot so I can go more than 5 steps without my knees being in extreme pain when I run. I want to take care of myself, but also, I just love running and always have. But even though that's important, it's not half as important as building up knowledge in more spiritual things. Or school. I mean, yes school is important, but it's not near as important as studying God's Word. Just like this verse says, it has promise for things here on earth, AND in heaven. Nothing else matters in the end. 

     Okay, think of it this way, will your great great great great great great grandchildren be effected by how good of grades you made in school? It's possible, but not very likely.  But will they be effected in your Biblical knowledge? Possibly, yes. I mean, if my great great great great great great great great great great grandfather was a king, do you think that that really matters to me now? No, not really. I mean, other than the fact that that would be kind of cool. But if my family had started being Christians that long ago, would that effect me now? Probably. I mean, if it weren't for them, then right now, I may not be a Christian at all. And not only will it effect their lives and mine, but also it will effect all of our lives even after we've died. Will good grades get us to heaven? No. 

     So next time you have to make a choice between doing something that might improve your grades, or get you on a sports team, or anything really, and doing something better, then I want to encourage you to do something better. Grades and such may be good for you now, but in the life to come. :)