Through loyal love and truth iniquity is appeased;
through fearing the Lord one avoids evil.
When a person’s ways are pleasing to the Lord,
he even reconciles his enemies to himself.
If there is one thing you learn from all this blabbering I’ve been doing here, I hope it’s this: Pursue God with everything you are.
I know that’s not a new thing. It’s not unique. If you’ve been in church much, you’ve certainly heard that idea before. But, it’s seriously the most important thing I could tell you. It’s the most important thing in life. There is nothing more important than that.
There are a lot of things that seem important, but they’re all secondary. Your own dreams and desires are not as important as pursuing God. Being the coolest kid is not as important as pursuing God. Having the nicest house and the nicest cars are not even on the same playing field. Pursuing God is the single-most important thing you will ever do with your life.
It is the one thing that if you get it right, everything else in life starts to come together. When you get the center of gravity right, everything else can start to fall into place. When your life starts spinning around the right thing, then everything else can start to come into orbit.
Do you feel like your life is a spinning ball of disaster? Do you feel like you’re about to be sucked into a black hole? As if you’re on the edge of everything blowing up and going away…
It’s probably because you’ve got something else as the center of gravity in your life. When you’ve got something else that’s the center of gravity, your life WILL fall apart. There is nothing else that is capable of holding your life together. God is the only one with enough gravitational pull to hold you.
In fact, this force of God on your life is so strong that it won’t just pull you and your family into line, but it will do even more than that. That’s what we see today, that when we fear the Lord and our paths are pleasing to him, even our enemies start to fall away. Our enemies stop being our enemies. Everything just starts to make sense.
What’s the center of your life? If everything’s a wreck, you may need to spend some time investigating who or what your life truly revolves around.