“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.” (1 Tim 6:11)
What are the things we should pursue in life? The world and our human nature say we should pursue significance, security, selfish ambition, pleasure, power, wealth, and fortune. That is quite an appealing combination and in essence not all bad.
But what would God have us to pursue? What would He have us chase after and hunt down with all our passion and focus? They are righteousness, godliness, faith, love, gentleness, and everyone’s favorite, endurance.
These are the fruit of the Holy Spirit. As we draw close to Him, we begin to reflect and produce this fruit. Consider how we can pursue these God-given goals; it is well worth dwelling on.
Quick Prayer: Help me pursue what is good. Amen.