Are We Focusing On Perishable Things?

We had a small crisis in our house a few days ago. No, it didn’t involve the appliances. It wasn’t a financial issue. And, it didn’t involve the house, thank the Lord.
No, the issue was… we were out of ketchup. Yep, I know… that’s serious stuff. For me it is, anyway. I confess that I’m a ketchup-holic if there is such a thing. As one of my friends has said, “You put ketchup on your ketchup!”
After a pretty extensive search, we concluded there wasn’t any ketchup and I sat down to eat my “ketchup-less” meal. As I did, I thought, “You know this is ridiculous… I’m kind of out-of-sorts because we don’t have ketchup. Ketchup really isn’t worth getting out-of-sorts about.”
What about you? What gets you out-of-sorts?
In John 6:27, Jesus says, “But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man[a] can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”
Think about that verse… Jesus says, “Don’t be so concerned about perishable things…” I would ketchup falls in the “perishable things” department. I mean, you put some ketchup on food and you eat the food and it’s gone. So ketchup is perishable.
Instead of focusing on ketchup, which is perishable, I need to focus more on things of more importance. Like reading God’s word… Like worshiping… Like serving… Like spending time with a friend.
As we evaluate our lives, where is our time and money going? Is it being invested in area that are worthwhile? Or, are we focused/invested in perishable things?
We have our priorities mixed-up in America today and too much time and money is going to perishable things. We are neglecting worship.. and Bible study and the things of God, too focus on things that perish. I love sports… but sports has it’s place. It should not become our God and it is, to many people.
So today, what are you focused on? Are you focusing on perishable things? If so, we need to re-direct our focus and focus on things that matter… like our relationship with God… time spent with family and friends. Those things aren’t perishable.

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