There are many different ways people say they believe in God. But it takes the Light of God shining on our scene to see what sets them apart. Most spend their days chasing the things of this world. They want to get as much as they can while they can. Things like making a name for themselves, ease, riches, and comfort are what they truly seek. God may be on their lips, but only to help them gain what they desire. For them, God is not worth seeking. And, the Savior is only needed as long as He comes with His promises.
Yet there is another sort of person. This kind of person is not admired in the eyes of the world. This kind of person has a strong drive too. But what this person drives towards is to gaze upon the face of God. They know it sounds impossible, but, for the hope that wells up within them, they cannot keep from trying. The world scoffs at them. It puts them down and misunderstands them. But they will pay no attention to the opposition. They have their Goal before them. They refuse to listen to the earthly-minded world and press harder after their Prize. We all choose what kind of person we will be. Let´s pray that God will still find a few souls who will resist the counsel of the world. Let us seek to belong to God, heart, soul, and spirit!
Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in Yahweh’s law. Psalm 1:1-2 (WEB)