A young student was sitting before Socrates anxiously wanting to learn from “the master.” With a penetrating glaze he asked, “Where can I find the best things in life?”
The young student was struck with the breadth of the question. He thought of the various places that had the best fabrics and finest robes. Then he thought of the market places that had the finest merchandise. Then he thought of the restaurants that had the best food and drinks.
As he was about to answer, Socrates held up his hand as if to interrupt the student’s thoughts and asked, “Must we not first, however, ask what the best things are?” That question changed Plato’s life forever.
David once said, “You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence, and the pleasures of living with you forever.”
Most individuals spend most of their time searching for the “best things of life” – things that will bring them joy, satisfaction and happiness. He realized that in spite of everything he possessed, God was the one who could make a difference in life and bring him peace and completeness. He realized that only God would be able to comfort him in his moments of distress and discouragement.
Everything in life is temporary except God. We must make worshiping Him the best thing in our lives.
Prayer: Help us, Heavenly Father, to place You at the center of our lives. May we find contentment within us knowing that we have found the way, the truth and the life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 16 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.