Sunday, July 26, 2020

July 26

I’m thankful for being so close to the beach and being able to go whenever I want, but my enjoyment is not everything, there is much more to a life in Christ than this. I have learned to stay detached from my pleasures and belongings, even though many of them bring me joy, but they are not permanent. What is permanent? The things you carry in your heart, our love for Jesus, family, friends, and others, are what we will take with us into eternity. The things we build with our hands are dross and will melt away when refined by fire. If you feel you have to work to receive payment, work for spiritual gifts, and the fruits of the Spirit, work toward bringing others into the Kingdom, those are the things worth working towards, and are the rewards for a life lived for Jesus. Yes, the works of our hands bring us comfort while we spend our ambassadorship here on earth, but those are not the things God holds dear, and he doesn’t give us rewards for having them; more often than not, he calls them idols; something built with our own hands. Learn to value what God values, and stay detached from earthly things.

Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their chariots. Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their own fingers have made. Isaiah 2:7-8

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