“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom Which shall never
be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and
consume all these kingdoms; and it shall stand forever.”
Three huge gates lead into the Cathedral of Milan in Italy. Over one gate is an Inscription in
marble under a beautiful floral bouquet that says, ” The things that please us are temporary.”
Over another gate is a cross with the inscription, “The things that disturb us are temporary.
Over the central gate, however, is a large inscription that says, “The things that are Important
As Daniel shared with Nebuchadnezzar the interpretation of the king’s dream, he revealed that
God had shown him that many kingdoms would rise and fall.
As mighty and magnificent as Babylon was under the reign of Nebuchadnezzar it would
someday be replaced by an even more magnificent kingdom.
Yet even this kingdom would come to an end, and others would rise after it. Finally,
however, God would set up His kingdom, which would last forever.
It’s so easy to get caught up in things that are here today but gone tomorrow. They look so
solid and permanent; yet they are temporary and inconsequential.
Thus, we find ourselves chasing changing fads and grasping at straws as they are blown about
by the wind. Only when we fix our hearts and minds or the things of God do we find true
stabil1ty. God’s kingdom will never end.
Don’t waste your time on things that are only temporary. Neither your pleasures nor your
problems will last forever. Count on it Fix your mind on things that are above and invest in
things that are eternal.
When you look to God and His kingdom, you look to what really matters.
DON’T LET A FASCINATION WITH THE TEMPORAL DIMINISH YOUR FOCUS
ON THE ETERNAL.