Ben’s QTVOTD – “The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth and sensual joy.” Ecclesiastes 7:4 ->me: I need to keep eternity in mind – not obsess or worry (God tells us not to worry) but to weigh my impulses and desires in light of my mortality before indulging in them. At my age I feel like I have wasted a good portion of my possible impact for God’s Kingdom; but that should only encourage me to push hard now. I know many “fools” -> those who expend a lot of energy to give themselves what they want – much through partying. No sooner are they back from one bender before they are talking about prep for the next one. I feel there is still so much I can do. I have a lot of fun investing in people. Our Life Group nights feel like a party -> we eat, we share, we laugh, and we are there for each other while we learn more about what God says about our relationships. This is the focus – invest in the eternal aspects of those in my sphere of influence. It really isn’t about what I want or being accepted by man – it’s about what God wants and showing everyone I can that God accepts them how they are IN CHRIST.