Dear friend, are you rich in the world to come? How much are you storing up in heaven? If you ignore the fame and fortune of this world and use your energies to store up treasures in heaven, the world might call you unintelligent and thoughtless. You might become a fool in this world who is not smart enough to enrich yourself with all that will pass away. You might experience the ridicule and mockery of this world when you are not proving your efficiency and smartness by becoming successful. When the world runs after prosperity, you are called to follow an unpopular carpenter of Nazareth who didn’t even have a place to lay His head. But such people who followed Him and lived for Him are the richest people in heaven because they spent all their time, treasures and talents to earn spiritual richness. While we do that, our Lord will meet all our mundane needs to keep us going. He will open the right doors for us to get our daily bread as we serve Him. There is a guarantee that when we mind His matters, He will mind our matters. When we seek His glory, righteousness and kingdom, He will meet our daily needs. This is why we are asked to pray for His glory, kingdom and will, while we seek our daily bread. It is a walk by faith as Abraham did, warfare by faith as David did, preaching by faith as Paul did, serving by faith as Joseph and Daniel did, building by faith as Nehemiah did and assisting by faith as Timothy did. This is the life of faith taught by Jesus and practiced by the Apostles. It is the faith of our fathers and mothers who showed us the way. It is a challenge to live to please God alone in this world. When we are His, all that we have also must belong to Jesus. It is walking on Calvary Road following our Master by taking up the cross and rejecting the fame and the fortune that the world offers. It is the most fulfilling way of life on this side of eternity.Luke 12:33 – Provide purses for yourself that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. Thought for Today
When the world tries to enchant us with its temporal glitters, let us turn our eyes to see the glittering glories which will never fade away.