Even non-trekkies are familiar with Spock’s famous line. Don’t we all want to live long and prosper? Before we jump on the Vulcan bandwagon, though, let’s give some thought to what constitutes prosperity. Because of Christ’s death on the cross, we have an afterlife awaiting us that is, well, heavenly. But what about right now? In our culture, it’s awfully easy to have a skewed idea of what prosperity really means. If you are reading this, chances are most of the world thinks you’re wealthy. More importantly, real prosperity and success have nothing to do with bank accounts, wardrobes, and well stocked larders. My next post will delve into a deeper meaning of success. But first, consider these verses:
- “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10 NIV).
- “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8 NIV).
The Bible and my own experience have convinced me that:
- God loves us,
- He has given us an instruction manual, and
- Life works better when we do things his way. When we learn what the Bible says and apply it to our lives, we are better off.
That is what Smoother Sailing is about. That’s what you will get every time you read a post here.
- What does the Bible say?
- How can I apply those words?
- Can they make life work better?
I welcome your comments. Let me know about the times you’ve followed instructions and seen the benefits.
May the Lord (not “the Force”) be with you!