September 29, 2009

Don’t Waste Your Life – What Is Your Treasure?

Posted in Devotionals tagged , , , , , , , at 10:12 pm by Sarah Bosse

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How does Paul make Christ look great? Answer: By experiencing Christ as such a treasure that everything else in his life is as nothing by comparison. I count everything – money, as loss; food, as loss; looks, as loss; friends, as loss; family, as loss; job and success, as loss; graduation, as loss – in comparison with the treasure that Christ has become for me. How do you make Christ look great in your life and thus not waste it? Money is given to you so that you might use money in a way that shows money is not your treasure, Christ is! Food is given to you so that you might eat it in such a way that it will be plain – food is not your pleasure, Christ is! Friends, family…are given to you so that you might live with them in such a way that it will be plain to the world – they are not your treasure, Christ is! Computers, toys, houses, lands, cars, are given to you so that you might use them in such a way that it will be plain to the world – these are not your treasure, Christ is! You talk about lifestyle implications… wartime living. The way we display the supreme worth of Jesus is my treasuring Him above all things and then making choices which make the joy we have in His supreme worth manifest. Get it. Get it! And if he is not that for you tonight; if He’s not that treasure for you, pray – all night if you have to – that your heart would be so changed, that you would now treasure Jesus above everything in your life.
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Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? (Also echoed in Luke 17:22-37)

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1 Comment »

  1. Amen!
    Colossians 3:4- ” When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, than shall ye also appear with him in glory.”

    Christ is our life!


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