By Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading: Luke 12:16-21 (All Scripture is quoted from NIV)
Scripture Quote: No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Matthew 6:24)
We must be careful and guard against all kinds of greed. Our lives are about so much more than self-gratification and an abundance of possessions. Our worldly comfort level should come in a poor last, below a list of other life goals and priorities. If knowing God is the treasure we seek in our hearts, than our desires will be placed on God's promises and a growing relationship with Him. An earthly minded person desires things that satisfy desires of the flesh and offers immediate gratification, but a heavenly minded person knows that the only truly lasting treasure is from God, our Father.
The master of our heart may be fitly termed the love that reigns within it. Duality of passion is a rarity that confuses the heart. We are built to exist on one side or the other of a fence - Straddlers tend to self-destruct. As Christ followers, we are destined to place life with Jesus above any other inferior substitute. We are not foolish enough to fall for this world’s lure, when we know that in the end we are heaven bound. There is no possession that exists, no deep seated greed that must be satisfied, absolutely nothing that can replace the love and protection found in our perfect Savior.
Today’s meditation: We are destined for eternity with Jesus!
Memory Verse: For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21)