"And He was saying to them all, 'If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.'"
-Luke 9:23-24 (NASB)
Proverbs reminds us that our passions and pursuits should have a purpose. We don't want to be lost in a senseless wandering after after trivial or worthless things! Throughout the New Testament we are reminded that one of our pursuits should be understanding and spreading the Word of God. Picking up our cross and following Jesus by digging in to God's Word can transform our lives and sharing it can transform the lives of others. This is a pursuit that is definitely worthwhile!
Pursue worthwhile goals that make sense by taking up the cross and following Jesus!
Thank You for Your Word and the lessons that it provides for me. Help me to understand Your Word and Your will and to pursue worthwhile goals. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.