July 26, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Matthew 13:44, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.”
Life can be very hectic as we accumulate earthly treasures. And that is not the end of it, for the more we accumulate, the harder it is to protect them. Then we die, and it is all given to someone else who more than likely will not do with the treasures we accumulated what we would do with them.
It is depressing, isn’t it? That is why we need to quit focusing on earthly treasures and concentrate on the treasure that matters, the treasure that will go with us when we leave this earthly life. While we might think that the treasure Jesus is speaking about is our life after death, he is not, for the treasure he is speaking of is the treasure of life in Jesus. That is a treasure worth giving up everything for, for it is only in him that we can have peace and joy in this earthly life. Seek, find, and receive God’s treasure, Jesus Christ.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for your wonderful gift of your Son, who has not only made peace between you and us but gives us peace and direction in our lives today. Please help us to stay focused on the treasure that provides us with all we need in this life and the next. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.