God pleads with us time and time again to repent from our wickedness. He asks us to get back to our Jesus and love and concern ourselves about Him. God asks us to turn away from the vain things, (the things in our life we apply importance to,) yet they are vain (worthless of no value) to God. He tells us we will not profit from these things, yet we follow them.
What is the good of a barn full of goods, when God calls us home? Pride is the seat of our vanity. We are so proud of our things, yet, God says they are vain. We may gain with a “full” large barn, but what about the reward we expect at Christ’s judgment seat.
(Matthew 6:19-21) Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
God knows where our hearts are, what He wants us to know is, “Do we know where our hearts reside?”
Knowing where our hearts reside will give us a start in our repentance, the changing of our ways, ridding ourselves of the vain things of life, learning to please God, learning to serve Him, and learning to obey our Lord Jesus. We are a naturally stiff-necked people, resistant to change, and resistant to being told we are wrong.
Yet, God is pleased we are His people. He will never forsake us. We have left God behind, behind all those “things.” If we will turn from them, God will bless us. Serve Him with all your heart.
Bro John R. E Chastain