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.