Do you find yourself doing personal inventory every now and then? You know, mentally reviewing your assets, your personal balance sheet as it were?
Perhaps you reflect with satisfaction on your steadily growing mutual funds, IRAs, 401(k)s, and annuities. Maybe you are counting the months until you make that last mortgage payment and the house is finally yours, not the bank’s. Or you smile at the steady promotions and raises you’ve received or your wonderful new car or much bigger house.
Not to overdo the buzzkill, but every one of those things not only can be taken from you but will be taken from you. Your best friend, Jesus, urges you to put the forgiveness of your sins and his guarantee of resurrection and immortality at the top of your personal balance sheet: “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:20,21).
The only way out of the grave is Jesus. The only things you can take with you to the next life are people. How do those two truths influence your agenda for today? Is it evident to Jesus and the people in your life that they are more important to you than money?
Gay & God: Loving Everyone God Made and Everything God Wrote
Jesus wanted his people to be known for their love. But sadly, love is often the last thing homosexuals find in the church.
This brand-new resource from Time of Grace called Gay & Godshows youthe deep meaning and true significance of Jesus’ words, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”It also teaches you what the Bible actually says on the topic of homosexuality—and empowers you to show practically the love of Christ in a culture where being gay is the new normal.