The Most Important Things in Life Are Not Things
Dr. Jim Denison
Here are some of the least-important facts I know:
– Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
– There are more chickens than people in the world.
– Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
– An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
– A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
– It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Here is the most important statement I know: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37, 39-40). As does your soul’s summer.
Last week we investigated the first great commandment, finding ways to draw close to God, to love him each day.
Today, we’ll explore the second great commandment. How will you love your neighbor as yourself this summer, thus proving that you love God? What will be your strategy for changing someone’s life, for living with significance and purpose, for making a difference that matters? How will you redeem this summer for God?