Luke 9:24–25 //
This verse speaks of one of the great paradoxes of the kingdom of God. It will forever remind me of the missionary and martyr, Jim Elliot, who gave his life for the sake of the gospel and for the salvation of a remote tribal people. After he and four other men were speared to death by South American Indians, these famous words were found scribbled in his journal: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Later, the Auca Indian tribe in Ecuador did receive salvation in Jesus Christ, through the continued efforts of missionaries, including Jim Elliot’s wife, Elisabeth.
Matthew 6:19–21 //
No matter how much money or stuff we accumulate, we will still feel a certain amount of dissatisfaction with life here on earth. This is to be expected for a believer. Our hearts will always be disappointed with the fleeting, fading, false treasures this side of eternity.While we can still enjoy this life, our hearts should not be too invested here. The most satisfying, lasting treasures are being stored in heaven, our true home.
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