Are we pursuing real success?

I can point to so many individuals—writers, musicians, artists, sportsmen and women, business people, political leaders—whose successes inspire me. Each has lived a life of devotion to their field. And many “heroes” serve in fields less visible yet no less vital: education, religion, policing, the military, civil rights, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and so on.

Yet regardless of the visible good we’re achieving, or regret not achieving, we accomplish a great deal each day if our experience includes spiritual growth—the willingness to rise from a material to a spiritual sense of existence. To faithfully follow the Bible’s counsel to “put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Ephesians 4:24), is in itself a successful life of growing in our understanding and proof of what we are as God’s, Spirit’s, creation.

Loving the Tenth Commandment
September 13, 2021

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