Your Valuables Do Not Define Your Value
The need to be constantly entertained has become a false God that is worshiped in the West. As a result, the newest and best toys for grownups are becoming a must have in our fast-food culture. Most people are living beyond their means, in a hopeless effort to find meaning in possessions. They have become possessed by their possessions.
Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
In the movie Wall Street 2, Josh Brolin’s character, who is a Billionaire, was asked, “how much money is enough”? His response was one simple word. MORE! Many people have lost their identity in the pursuit of more. More money, more success, more stuff. Don’t make the mistake of evaluating your worth by your net worth. Your valuables do not define your value.
All of us came into this world without stuff and we will all leave this world in the same way. Life is not about what we get, it’s about the relationships we invest in that yield an eternal blessing. Our relationship with God and others is the only thing that will go beyond this life. That’s where we should spend our time and energy, is in the pursuit of building others up with the kind of riches that yield a great eternal profit.
Ephesians 4:22-24 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Only two things will last forever. Your relationship with God and with people. So it makes sense to invest our lives in the things that will last. Let’s not sacrifice our relationships in the pursuit of success or status. What do we need to do today, to start repairing some of our relationships? If it starts with forgiveness, are we willing to forgive as Christ forgave us?
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?