What Really Matters

And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you determine what really matters,… — Phillipians 1:9-10.

A renown preacher in Arkansas used to take a scripture reading, tell you what it meant in ancient Greek, and then offer insight into to the “true” meaning of the passage. No telling what he would say about the above. (I can’t read, write, or speak Greek.).

We are daily inundated with suggestions as to what “really matters.” A three hour watching of football would have you believe what “really matters” includes: a vehicle that can climb a mountain and park on the edge of a cliff; a room full of snack food, bad burgers, and lots of beer; and insurance companies that really care about you. To name of few things that matter.

Paul’s suggestion is not expensive and makes more sense. All we need is overflowing love to discern what really matters. When we look with overflowing love we see what “really matters.”

We don’t need Greek or TV ads to know what matters, only love.


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Do three hours of football matter? Or two weeks of tennis, for that matter? Hah!!
    Mayne they would have to Paul– whoknows?

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