Living Lives of Significance

Amos 5.6 urges, seek GOD and live! You don’t want to end up with nothing to show for your life But a pile of ashes, a house burned to the ground. For God will send just such a fire, and the firefighters will show up too late.

It is natural for men to want to live a life of significance. All of us want to leave a legacy and be remembered for doing good. But what does it mean to live a life of significance?

Significance can be defined as that which lasts because of its importance. People usually define significance in history books. God defines significance in His book, the Bible. What is important that will be recognized for all eternity? What is precious and valuable in the eyes of God?

He values people, people that love Him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. What is most significant to God is His creation living in eternity with Him as their Creator through the proper recognition of Who He is and what He has done for them.

Therefore the most significant thing we can do is to lead people to Jesus and disciple them in obedience to all Jesus commanded us to do. Eternity is a long time to receive our reward from God. It is also a long time to regret having done nothing for God.

Men find significance in things that won’t last forever, often, not much beyond their lifetime. If we would live lives of true significance, we must live for those things that God finds significant. We learn those things from His word and if we do what His word says we will not be unfruitful or unproductive with our lives but will find ourselves warmly welcomed and richly rewarded by our God and Savior on that Day when we meet Him to give account for the lives we have lived.

And every person we live with for eternity that we helped bring there, they will remember our work in their lives as the most significant event of their eternal lives.

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