This short devotion will help us to prioritize what we do. Will we be like the bee?
So it died, buried in pleasure!
“Lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” 2 Timothy 3:4
Did you ever read of the bee in the fable, that found a pot of honey, and thought it would be fine to save all the trouble of flying about the meadows and gathering its sweet stores, little by little, out of the cups of flowers? Soon it went in the pot and reveled in the sweets; but when it began to get tired and cloyed, it found–poor bee!–that its wings were all clogged and would not open, nor could it drag its body out of the mass. So it died, buried in pleasure!
There are many people, like this bee, who find death in their pleasures!
“You have lived on earth in pleasure and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter!” James 5:5
Don’t be like the bee. Press on in your walk with the Lord. Be lovers of Jesus, not the things of the world.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001