A hundred years ago, Ralph Waldo Emerson noted three qualities he deemed marks of true “success”: the ability to discern and appreciate beauty, the ability to see the best in others, and a commitment to leaving the world a better place. Notice that Emerson does not say that success comes in having the best seat at the table, acquiring more material possessions, or in belonging to the best clubs. Emerson contends that success comes with appreciating God’s world, developing loving relationships with God’s people, and with working to improve God’s world.
Beloved, the Gospel provided us all we need to accomplish this. “Seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue” (2 Pet 1:3). And remember, the Gospel is God’s power unto salvation (Rom. 1:16). True success comes by making the world a better place through the Gospel.
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