Today's scripture: Colossians 3:1-4
We so often spend much of our time seeking things on earth. We seek the best
house, the best car, the best job. We want the best marriage, the best
children, the best friends. And none of this is bad unto itself. However, it
becomes a problem when our total focus is on those things instead of things
As followers of Christ, we should be focused on Him and those things above. We
should seek out those things that will build God's kingdom, that will have
Instead of buying bigger and better, perhaps we should downsize and donate
extra funds to missions organizations. Instead of hoarding all our
"stuff," perhaps we should give it to someone less fortunate. Instead
of spending the weekend watching movies with our kids, perhaps we should
volunteer at a homeless shelter with them.
One day, each of us will stand before the throne of God. We will see our Savior
face-to-face in all of His glory. As we stand before Him, what will we offer
Him to show how we served Him? Those things we left behind that have no value
whatsoever? Or will we show Him how we served Him by serving others? How we
"sacrificed" on earth to help others see God's grace?
I don't know about you, but I pray I will truly listen to the words of Jesus:
"Do not store up for yourselves
treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and
steal. But store up for yourselves treasures
in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break
in or steal ..." (Matthew 6:19-20).