Seduced by the “Good” Life

Michael Beck

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3)

Men are willing to settle for so far less than what God would give them. The things of this world enthrall and entrance them their whole lives. A little religion suffices their spiritual appetite. They go through life not knowing what they’re missing. And what is that? An intimate relationship with the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit.

What must God do to shake men from their slumber? He must invade their comfort zone. He must awaken them to the transitoriness of all they hold dear. He must cause them to know that behind the most beautiful sunset there is a Face more beautiful still.

We have been created for more than what our eyes can see. We are to worship the Creator, not the creation. No matter how full our life may be, if the God who made us is not front and center, it is not full enough.

Don’t let a supposed “good life” seduce you. Unless you have been brought into a real, vital relationship with the Father through His Son, you are only existing, not living. He wants you to behold His face and be changed into His likeness. The journey begins when you stop settling for less, and press toward the life He so much wants to give you. He would give you more than some thing; He would give you Himself.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.