Scripture Nugget 6.20.2016

“Why do the wicked live on, reach old age, and grow mighty in power? … They spend their days in prosperity, and in peace they go down to Sheol. They say to God, ‘Leave us alone! We do not desire to know your ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit do we get if we pray to him?’ Is not their prosperity indeed their own achievement? The plans of the wicked are repugnant to me.” Job 21:7,13-16

In this life, here on earth, there are those who seem prosperous, happy and all things going their way. They live life separated from their Creator as if they created themselves and the world they live in. They die separated from God as well. They live eternally, as do believers, but they do so separated from God, outside the kingdom of God that God continually invited them to enter as they lived earthly life thumbing their noses at God. What more might they have achieved if they had walked with God? Let’s not be fooled by temporary signs of prosperity – let’s look to God’s eternal blessings and promises.