Recently, I read a passage from Psalm 72. In verse 17 it says, "His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed." This verse is speaking of how God's name will endure forever. Notice where it says "his name shall be continued as long as the sun".
In the world today, we see many people and their so-called gods. Whether it is a wooden idol, car, boat, money, etc, we see people worshipping or putting their whole lives into their gods. These "gods" are merely earthly things that will one day burn up, rot, be destroyed. (We even hear of people who are buried with their prized possessions (gods). In I Timothy 6:7 we read, "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out." We didn't bring anything into this world when we were born, and we're not going to take anything out when we die....even if we are buried with them.) I ask you, is your "god" temporal, or is HE eternal?
Finally, in the last part of the verse we read, "all nations shall call him blessed". Sad to say, many people are not blessing and praising God. We all say, "God bless America", but God has already blessed America. What we need to do is turn that phrase around and say, "America, bless God".
I want to challenge each of you to first of all, make sure that you are worshipping and serving the One and only God. And then, check up on yourself and make sure you are striving to bless God in your life. Whether it be in your thoughts, actions, words that are spoken, etc, make sure it is pleasing God.