Every once in a while my husband and I wonder if our modest retirement savings are in the right place. Will they be there when we need them? Or should we invest them somewhere else? Experts don’t agree, and of course they can’t see into the future.
Even more important—because its effect goes way beyond our retirement and even our death—is how we invest our affection, our priorities, our time, our energies. Are our thoughts and efforts focused on physical pleasure, possessions, power, and popularity—OR on things that will last forever? Why is this such a difficult choice?
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. (1 John 2:15-17 NLT)