Job 21:12-14 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
I love music. Well, most of it anyway. I love to play music, sing, listen to it, and watch others who perform it. I’m not alone. The music industry is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. It creates millionaires, and destroys lives. Wait, did that last statement make sense? Yes it does. For everyone who makes it in the music industry, there are untold thousands who chase that dream, only to find no pot of gold at the end of their rainbow. It has cost them relationships, hardships, and even for many, their eternal life. And even those who make it, often allow the wealth and fame to cost them eternal joy. This is not only true of music, but any little bobble that the world and the devil dangle before man, taking their eyes off God and eternity, while instead chasing after an earthly dream. It might be wealth, popularity, immoral habits, or even something as simple as another person someone has become infatuated with. Whatever it is that takes your attention off this reality. There is a God, there is an end of life, and someday everyone is going to meet both of those realities.
Job 21:12-14 speaks of this truth. Before you know it, life is over. It may come tragically at any age. Or, a person may live to be well over one hundred. Still, life always ends in a moment. One breath your here with the living on earth, and the next you’re off into eternity. What matters is, what you did here to prepare for that eternity.
It’s like the old Pied Piper story. People follow life’s pretty music. That is, until the music stops. Then what? For the believer, the music never stops. God has put a new song in your heart that the world will never understand until they come to know Christ.
What song plays in your heart?
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