Old temptations, new responsibilities, or ongoing desires for possessions or pleasure can quickly divert our attention from the One who knows and wants what is best for us.
A similar spiritual condition afflicted the Pharisees (Matthew 15:8-9). They were serving in the temple and instructing others, but their hearts were far from God.
We too can teach and serve at church but be far from God. Even our religious activity becomes meaningless when our focus is not on Jesus. But if we stop being “stiff-necked” (Acts 7:51), the Lord can turn our eyes away from worthless things and revive our heart. – Julie Ackerman Link
Same people follow Jesus Christ,
Then obstacles get in their way;
But if they’ll focus on the Lord
They won’t be led astray. – Sper
When Christ is the center of our life, all else comes into proper focus.
- August 27, Vol. 14, Our Daily Bread