What we work at in life is extremely important. In others words, it’s not the job we do as much as what do we do with the job we have. Most people work for self. That’s the bottom line. They work to have a nice home and sometimes that home isn’t good enough so they have to build another home. Some people work to have another car, truck, motorcycle or a new one or restore an old one. There are various reasons for how people spend their time and resources. Some people change their careers several times, trying to find the right job. But most generally it is to make more so they can get more and bigger or better things.

What we work at in life is extremely important. In others words, it’s not the job we do as much as what do we do with the job we have. Most people work for self. That’s the bottom line. They work to have a nice home and sometimes that home isn’t good enough so they have to build another home. Some people work to have another car, truck, motorcycle or a new one or restore an old one. There are various reasons for how people spend their time and resources. Some people change their careers several times, trying to find the right job. But most generally it is to make more so they can get more and bigger or better things.
I’m not saying it is wrong to have nice things, or a new vehicle or a new home or a better paying job or enjoy some of the benefits of this world. All I’m asking you to consider today is; why? Why do you need it? Is it out of necessity or do you have to have something nicer? Is it out of want? Just how important is what you want in whatever category? What is the real need?
Matthew chapter 7 verse 26: “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.” How important it is to choose the type of foundation, that is what this scripture is trying to show us, where we should establish the most importance.
Matthew chapter 12, verse25 Jesus said: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”
Wants can be many things, self-interest, trying to please someone else, or trying to have it both ways. You can’t. The hours can’t be divided between kingdoms. You only build for one or the other.



Mark Taylor is president of KNEO Radio — 91.7 FM. He is available to speak at churches and events. Contact him at mtaylor@ kneo.org. Follow him on Twitter @kneo91.