We are far less impressive in an eternal context.

Aren’t we very easily impressed with ourselves? After all, being so beautiful, hip, and refined is a full time job, isn’t it? It occupies so much if our attention.

It shouldn’t.
What we’re wearing. Our hair, shoes, new designer jeans?

What we’re doing. Where we are? Who we’re with? Restaurants, attractions, travels, …

From the man who just walked, really strutted, past me at the hotel entrance…to the loud dinner party in the center of the dining room…and to the young ladies on the elevator who never talked to each other or looked up from their phones…

We are very certainly easily impressed with ourselves.

And we shouldn’t be.

Don’t see yourself only in your immediate context…how you look or what you’re doing on that one day.  Put yourself in a real perspective, the perspective of eternity.  It’s then immediately clear that we are not impressive.

James 4:14:  “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”

It also becomes clear that we can gain everything thru Christ our Lord, the author and perfected of our faith.

Galatians 6:14:  “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…”

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