8/2/2023 1:05:19 PM
Most Valuable Possession
What is your most valuable possession? A house? A car? A family heirloom? An electronic device?
Jesus offered a stinging warning to the Pharisees that deserves a moment of our attention. He said, “What is highly valuable among men is detestable in God’s sight” (Luke 16:15).
The warning to us is that we dare never lose sight of what has real value in this life. The spiritual treasures that God freely gives through faith in Jesus are of eternal value. The peace of forgiveness of sins is worth more than all the treasures the world has to offer because with forgiveness not only do we live our days on earth at peace with God, but we also will live forever in heaven.
Don’t let your life be defined by earthly things. You are defined by Jesus, your Savior. You are a child of God whose service to him and others matters because you are part of God’s kingdom. Give careful thought to your priorities and choices and be sure they reflect the real you — a believer who life now and forever is meant to glorify Jesus.