It’s interesting to scroll through various social media platforms & look at the abundant advice about how to be successful. When I read through some of this advice, I always walk away asking, “What is success?”
- living a comfortable life, without conflict or drama?
- having heaps of money, recognition, achievements or a glam image?
- living a balanced life, all things regulated & controlled for maximum mediocrity?
What is success? In Jeremiah 9:23-24 it says, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; 24 but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.”
So maybe the most simple definition of biblical success is knowing & loving God, as well as loving our neighbor & ourselves. Have an awesome Memorial Day weekend living successfully!