The Only Life Worth Living For
And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!' And I heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.' Revelation 18:2,4
You know, you hear talk from time to time about whether there are aliens on other planets or not. I think all this talk is really silly, because there are already aliens right here on Earth. Oh, you didn't know? Well, there are aliens on Earth, and if you believe in Jesus, then you're one of them. See, the Bible calls us aliens in this world because we're not from here, we don't belong here, and we're not going to stay here for long. Our home is Heaven.
But so many believers act like our lives here are so much more real than the eternal lives that God has given us. They live like this world is their home and they pile up all the things that make this world homey.
With all that's going on in the world and in the Body of Christ, we need to look at things in light of scripture. Our verses today make it clear that the world system of Babylon is one day going to come to a crashing end, but more than that, they call us as Christians to come out from that system, lest we share in her sins and plagues.
How do you know whether you're still hanging around Babylon? Let me put it this way. What are you in love with? Is there anything on this planet that you love more than God? Because what should be restricting you here is your affections for God being greater than your affections for the things of this world.
So which one are you living for? How much of you ends up getting invested in the things that, in the end, don't really matter? Are you keeping your trust in the trust of Christ, or do you find yourself seeking after the securities of this world? Are you still believing in the system? How do you measure the wealth of your life?
You're like, Bob, be careful, please. Do you know who you're speaking to?
I do. And I only speak as such because of my great concern. Is your wealth determined by the Babylonian system of this world? Is your wealth determined by what you have here and now, on a world standard? Or is it measured by what you give and entrust into the hands and safekeeping of the Lord?
Prayer Lord God,
You are my God and I trust You with all I have! More than that, I love You more than anything here in the world. Lead me and guide me, so that I can live consistently with my trust and love for You!