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This World is Grass   Leave a comment

There are so many things that I want from this world. A lucrative career as a sports agent; Beamer; house; snowboarding and golf skills; a Law degree; a Seminary education; a wife who is beautiful, godly, gentle, compassionate, and understanding; three kids minimum, five preferred, all of whom will love baseball; lifelong best friends; sushi; steak; a MacBook. The list just goes on and on.

But as I’ve contemplated these things more and more, I’m beginning to realize how grass it all is. Let me explain a bit… 1 Peter 1:24-25: “All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”

So, again, I say… this world is grass. There is nothing in this world and nothing in my worldly desires that will last. They will all fade and die out like grass. More than that, their actual value is nothing more than commonplace grass. Rather, what is of infinite value is the thing that won’t fade or perish… the “word of our God.”

Then, what does the word of our God tell us. What promises does He offer that cast a shadow in the grass of the world.

“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.” Matthew 6:19-20
“Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, ‘I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,’ so that we confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?’ ” Hebrews 13:5-6

This world is grass and God is my satisfaction. Therefore, I set my heart alongside Habakkuk as he wrote 3:17-18.

Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vines, though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields produce no food, though the flock should be cut off from the fold and there be no cattle in the stalls, yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

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Posted March 13, 2007 by Mitchell J. Kim in Uncategorized