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“What Matters Anymore?”

April 3rd, 2005

“Very few things matter and nothing matters very much.”

(F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Tycoon)

Sometimes we encounter those who have given up, or are considering giving up. But, from this low spiritual condition, man raises a profound question— “What matters anymore?“, or, a kindred question—“Does anything matter anymore?” In the religious reforms of King Jehoshaphat of Judah, othere is redirection from this spiritual malaise:

1. Seeking God Matters (2 Chron. 19:3).
2. Bringing People “Back to the Lord” Matters (2 Chron. 19:4).
3. The “Matters of the Lord” Matter
(2 Chron. 19:11).
4. Prayer to “the Lord God” Matters (2 Chron. 20:5-12).
5. The Biblical Philosophy: “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you” Matters (2 Chron. 20:12).

These reforms matter. So, when the price index of energy goes sky high, and you’re running on empty, and about to give up, give in, or go inward, hear again the reforms of 2 Chronicles 19-20. We reject the secular adage, “Very few things matter and nothing matters very much.” There is a crossroads in Palestine which once-and-for-all time answers the question, “What matters anymore?” You matter–and the cross says that you matter very much (Romans 5:6-11)..

-Robert M. Housby

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