Steve Jobs, the head of Apple, Inc., has died. He created electronic devices for communication and the Internet. While still young, he said he wanted to make a dent in the universe. In terms of eternity, however, he did nothing compared to the least in the kingdom of God.
Sow righteousness for yourselves,
reap unfailing love.
Break up the unplowed ground for yourselves,
for it is time to seek the LORD,
until he comes and showers deliverance on you.
Hosea 10:12 NET
Repentance is a decision and a hard work, like that of preparing a field for planting. Without such effort, however, no harvest will be produced. To sow righteousness is to conform to God’s will, revealed in his law.
To seek the Lord is to seek his presence, to please him, to assume his holiness in the midst of a perverse world distant from God. The world lives in an easy vagrancy; the saints dedicate themselves to produce great harvests.
Such harvests in the world last for eternity, becoming much greater than a dent in the universe.