Saturday, July 2, 2011

Loving Yourself

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves... (II Timothy 3:1,2)

Today, we are told that people don't love themselves enough.  That is why they are so messed up.  "If you would just love yourself, you would be happy"...The Bible says something completely opposite.  It says we already love ourselves..."Love your neighbor as yourself..." and we are to "Love the Lord God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength".  Two commands...Love God and love others.  The more we take our eyes off of ourselves and our problems and start loving and serving others, the happier we will be.

People who speak at college graduations usually tell the graduates that they need to find themselves.  "Find out who you are and then you can impact society."  They have it wrong.  Find out who needs help and go help. 

Give yourselves away in serving others.  Yes, take time to recharge your batteries in rest and relaxation, but spend most of your time serving your family and others and you will enjoy life much more.  It is in giving life away that true happiness comes.

Whatever society teaches, I am skeptical about.  It is usually completely opposite what God teaches.  Throughout my life, I have found that God's principles are MUCH better and the only way to live.  Study Scripture and see for yourself.  It is good, very, very, good.

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.  Proverbs 31:30