A kitten may become enamored with their own tail and begin chasing after it. Puppies tend to run after any critter which enters their domain. Meanwhile, children follow a plethora of dreams until one captures their attention.
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, 2 Corinthians 4:4.
Along the way, individuals may be deceived or simply unsatisfied when they get to the end of the rainbow. The apostle Paul refers to those who are blinded by the god of this world. Perhaps, Paul is eluding to those things in life that are appealing externally but lead to disappointment in the end.
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God, 1 Peter 2:16.
While driving home from work this week I heard the Britt Nicole song After You for the first time. The lyrics refer to the temptation to chase after worldly pursuits. Feeling empty, Britt realizes her she was chasing after the wrong things. Rather, a spirit of conviction has inspired her to begin running after God. May this blog and the song motivate you to start chasing after God’s will for this life.
by Jay Mankus