I have an interesting question for you to consider:
Which would be the easiest item to give up...
The Bible or your television?
The Bible or your computer?
The Bible or your cell phone?
The Bible or your bank account?
Wow, this was a hard one for me because it pinned me down to really think about what I cling to and value the most. Do I clutch on to the material or the eternal?
Admittedly, God's Word is not always the first thing I would instinctively choose over some of the things of this world... or even over my spouse and family. It is a constant discipline to remain focused on His authority and direction first... to treasure Him first... to yield to His way first.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:19-20, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal."
Friends, I encourage you to stop and pray with me on this matter. I urge you to ask God to keep His Word the #1 priority of your life... the treasure that you cling to. He is worth it! His truth is more precious and more valuable than anything! And praise Him - His Word is eternal, unchanging, absolute, and enough! Hallelujah to the King!!!
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