THE HIGHEST PURSUIT

  • That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death(Philippians 3:10)

It is a “high tension“ world, running around for things that can just be described as “perishable goods“--- cars,houses,money,fashion,gadgets(as a friend categories the latest mobile technologies). Now don‘t misinterpret me, I am in no way speaking against the above, that will be hypocrisy on my part. I equally desire and pursue these things. Man! I also want to drive a good car and live well.

However, as good as these things are, there's a part of the human being that cannot be satisfied with material things, no matter how much is accumulated. Jesus knew this well that's why he encouraged us to “...seek... first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.“

 Note carefully that Jesus wasn't condemning material things; He rather taught priority of the kingdom of God and rigtheousness over material things. He seem to be saying “first things first“.

Philipians 3:10 introduces us to a very successful minister of the gospel, Paul, who despite all he did for God's kingdom, he still had a desire for a knowledge of Christ. That  was his highest pursuit. This is an indicator that success in any form cannot satisfy the longing heart. Does it surprise you that rich people still meddle with the occult? What about hearing about a rich person committing sucide? I believe this explains well the fact that despite all the material success, there's a longing of the heart that can only be filled by the Creator and He should be our Highest Pursuit

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