Day 23 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.” – Matthew 5:13 Additional reading: Galatians...
“Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy, and where thieves do not break through and steal; For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is sound, your entire body will be full of light. But if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the very light in you [your conscience] is darkened, how dense is that darkness!”
– Matthew 6:19-23
After reading these verses I want you to ask yourself a few questions today:
Where are your thoughts coming from?
What do you think about the most?
Are your thoughts heavenly minded or earthly minded?
What are you seeking… the things of earth or the things of heaven?
Where is your heart…is it focused on earth or focused on heaven?
The concern of Jesus in this passage is the effects that money, possessions, and material things can have, which will all cause a man to lose his soul. We have to understand that nothing on this earth is secure or lasts because it all ages, decays, and wastes away the moment we get our hands on it. Earthly possessions and things of this earth are all what the Bible calls temporal and corruptible, but what Jesus has to offer is permanent and eternal. Christ’s desire for us is to center our lives around Him and heaven so we can have life and security with Him for all eternity. Like I talked about in the devotional earlier this month: where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. We must make a conscious effort everyday to not be concerned so much with earthly things, but instead be focused on growing in our spiritual walk daily.
Confession for today: “Holy Spirit, help me be heavenly and spiritually minded on a daily basis so I do not allow the things of this world to control any part of my life. Lord, give me the ability to keep my focus on the things of the spirit and not get caught up in the ways of the world that will never last forever like my walk with You will!”
Seek Him First!