Living for Eternity not Modernity

Modern is that which is in the manner or measure of what is now. We seem to love and many times worship everything that is new. Our society seems to wait with bated breath to hear what is the latest greatest gadget, thing or idea. To mainly concentrate on the modern in life is small and short sighted. Anyways, what is Modern truly sits and is upheld by the past and what has gone before it. The bible talks in Ecclesiastes about this (see below).

Ecclesiastes 1:8-11

“The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor the ear filled with hearing.
9 That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which it may be said,
“ See, this is new”?
It has already been in ancient times before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things,
Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come
By those who will come after.”

God and His ways and designs are eternal. He is both ancient and modern since He is omnipresent ( He has existed forever). The ancient part of God we know some of, by scripture and revelation in the bible. The “Modern” we know of God is what we experience now including the current revelations we receive from Him. We must be like Him, living in a eternal mindset and lifestyle following the life of Jesus who showed who, and what God is. Many live and act as if God is some old, boring, impersonal, fuddy-duddy. God has been seen as outdated and primitive in our plastic pleasure culture. Primitive, Yes. He is the primary, the first and foundation of the universe. Outdated, No way. He is ancient and beyond bleeding edge modern. He lives beyond all time and He only gave gifts to men that have enabled them to build this current modern world. So dont adore the current creations but the eternal Creator.

Live not just for the now and temporary trappings of the world, but live for the long haul. The modern shall become history tomorrow so don’t worship it or your life will be a hollow gong, a fad, a weak noise in eternity. Live with a “Gods eye view” of life and existence. We are all truly people made of the past, present, and future since we are the sons and daughters of the One who was, and is, and is to come.

“of or pertaining to present or recent times,” c.1500, from M.Fr. moderne, from L.L. modernus “modern,” from L. modo “just now, in a (certain) manner,” from modo “to the measure,” abl. of modus “manner, measure” (see mode (1)). In Shakespeare, often with a sense of “every-day, ordinary, commonplace.” Slang abbreviation mod first attested 1960. Modern art is from 1807 (by contrast to ancient); modern dance first attested 1912; first record of modern jazz is from 1955. Modern conveniences first recorded 1926.

mode (1)
“manner,” late 14c., “kind of musical scale,” from L. modus “measure, rhythm, song, manner” (in L.L. also “mood” in grammar and logic), from PIE base *med-/*met- “to measure, limit, consider, advise, take appropriate measures” (cf. L. meditari “to think or reflect upon, consider,” mederi “to look after, heal, cure;” O.E. metan “to measure out,” Gk. medein “to rule”). Meaning “manner in which a thing is done” first recorded 1660s.

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One Response to “Living for Eternity not Modernity”
  1. jesus trujillo

    brother this is awesome, i was blessed by this, thanks keep up the good work

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