A children's game or a training ground for life- what would you say? The eternal quest for power and control often turns into a deadly-treacherous adult game. When is enough--enough? There is no satisfaction---no quenching of hunger when it comes to wealth and power. Finally after scraping--fighting--plotting--planning--you arrive at the top of some heap---financial--power--control--authority---you are the mecca---the icon---the king.
OH BUT--there is no rest at the top. Someone is always plotting--planning--scheming to take your seat-that seat at the top. Lurking--waiting--for one mistake---one error in judgement---hoping you will take the long hard fall. We forget all power belongs to God--and any we might have--whether in business, civic, family or any other man made empire--it is on loan from Him. God allows us authority and power---and how we use it---that is up to us.
"What are we afraid of when sitting in the seat of power-
Loosing the power--and the security and safety we feel comes with it.
Loosing the honor that comes with the power."
"Someday there will come a reckoning of how we have used the power God has loaned us--be it home, school, work or any other venue. " Chris Freeland-sermon July 13,2014
So for today God may be allowing us to sit at the top of the heap--we may be King of the Mountain--but the only rest for our souls is found in Christ--the only satisfaction --the only contentment comes from God Almighty---there is no eternal rest in the things of this world--our only true fortress is God Alone--all other is fleeting.
My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress,
I will never be shaken.