Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Today’s Topic: Where is Our Treasure…Really?
Today’s Text: Psalm 119:162 (ESV) I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.
This morning as I drove in to work I heard a song on one of the Christian Radio stations in the area that captured my attention. It was a unique sound from a group I had not heard before, and the message of the song follows up on yesterday’s Connecting Points devotional.
Now I know that the subject I dealt with yesterday is not very popular or comfortable to deal with, and maybe you avoided it, but it is essential that we take the time to come before the Lord with this part of our lives. It is obvious to me that the Lord wants me to think more on it because He hit me with it first thing this morning through this song.
So without any other words on my part, here is the song. Read it, listen to it, and digest it. Let it truly take you to a place of confession and cleansing.
A rich young man came to ask of Christ:
‘Good teacher, will you tell me,
What must I do for eternal life?
I’ve kept your laws completely.’
‘Sell all you have, give to the poor,
Then heaven’s treasure shall be yours.’
How hard for those who are rich on earth
To gain the wealth of heaven.
Now Jesus stood by the offering gate
As people brought their money:
The rich they filled the collection plate;
The widow gave a penny.
‘Now she’s outgiven all the rest,
Her gift was all that she possessed.’
Not what you give but what you keep
Is what the King is counting.
O teach me Lord to walk this road,
The road of simple living;
To be content with what I own
And generous in giving.
And when I cling to what I have,
Please wrest it quickly from my grasp;
I’d rather lose all the things on earth
To gain the things of heaven.
Stuart Townsend, Keith & Kristyn Getty
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