The Vital Things of Life
"But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre," (John 20:11)
Mary stood weeping and Jesus said to her, "Why weepest thou?"
God has to rationalize us in many things and teach us many truths about human life. When we lose an eternal blessing, we do not weep. But when we lose temporal things, we weep. People who are with God know when to weep and when to be glad. We weep so much for temporal things that we do not have energy left to feel for spiritual things. We run after worldly things because of our ignorance.
When we neglect the vital things of life, we are sowing seeds of our sure failure. Your failures ten years hence will be traced to the neglect of your spiritual development now. God wants to develop qualities in you which will help you to stand against all evil. Christ equipped himself fully against all evil. He was prepared for all occasions.
"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise," (Ephesians 1:13).
Discipline comes by much prayer and with the help of the Holy Spirit. 'Ye are sealed with the Holy Spirit.' Discipline yourself well. Let God discipline you and prepare you for His service.