What Do You Live For?

Time as we know it is not eternal, it is created. Before there was time there was God. After time ends there will be God. This is one reason God refers to himself as I Am. God is infinite, he cannot be measured by time. He simply and profoundly is. Time is temporal, having to do with what is temporary. As Paul says, don't focus on what is temporary, but focus on eternity. Faith has to do with eternity. This means that faith is rooted not in time but in the person and character of God! For example, when we say, "I have faith everything will work out," our understanding of faith is misplaced. Faith is not primarily about everything working out. Faith is about knowing and pursing the person of God. So Jesus says to seek first his kingdom and righteousness, the things that are connected to the character of God.

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