25 What sorrow awaits you who are fat and prosperous now, for a time of awful hunger awaits you.
What sorrow awaits you who laugh now, for your laughing will turn to mourning and sorrow.
26 What sorrow awaits you who are praised by the crowds, for their ancestors also praised false prophets." (Luke 6:24-26 NLT)
Wealth. Fame. Happiness. Prosperity. These are the things many people live for. But they are not the most important things. They do not last. They cannot give us lasting joy; only sorrow when they are gone. They sure are tempting. It is so easy to seek these things like so many people around us.
Jesus gives us different priorities. He tells us to "seek first God's Kingdom" and God will take care of the rest. He tells us to love the Lord with our whole heart and our neighbors as ourselves. The Apostle Paul tells us that "faith, hope and love" last. We should be living in faith in the love and promises of God because His love lasts forever.