Blake Allen

Dunbar Cave Campus Pastor 

Matthew 24:35

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

It’s amazing how our perspectives about things change over the years. I remember as a little boy, I always wanted to fit in and be “cool.” In my time, being cool meant having the newest pair of Jordans, baggy jeans, a fitted cap worn backwards, and a chain of some sort. I was “cool.” I was cooler than cool. So I thought…..

But I look back now and laugh about how I approach shopping for clothes. Who spends $200 on a pair of sneakers you will outgrow? Instead of shopping for Jordans, I am looking for discount shoes at thrift stores. Instead of wearing baggy jeans, I now prefer slim fit jeans. I may wear my cap backwards or forwards. And instead of wearing a cross on my chest, I’d rather bare one on my back as a Christ follower.  I approach things differently now that my perspective has changed. Ultimately, I want to focus my efforts on what actually matters. 

When I read Matthew 24:35, I am reminded of what really matters in this life. We spend so much time focusing on the things of this world. But how often do we spend time reading His eternal word? How often do we sit at the dinner table or in the living room as a family to discuss the living word? We know more sports facts than Bible verses. We know more trends than we know Biblical standards. We know more about the market trends than we know about Biblical instructions regarding finances. Although it is good to stay informed, whatever has our time, attention, focus, energy, and devotion the most is our god. We give time to things that matter most. So, what is it that truly matters most to you? Life is fleeting; don’t waste it.