Today's devotion is based on Matthew 13:45,46: "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it."
The kingdom of God is worth more than anything and everything we have and hold in our life. Our earthly possessions are temporal; heavenly possessions are eternal. Our earthly wealth is fleeting; heavenly wealth is enduring. Temporal belongings deteriorate; God's spiritual blessings continue to benefit. Life can be burdensome; in Christ, the burden of sin is lifted. Now when things get confusing and unsettling, Jesus gives us the peace that the world cannot provide. Your relationship with Jesus is more valuable than anything you can acquire in this life.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Jesus, precious Savior, teach me to value above all things in this life the eternal blessings that you won for me by your life and death. In your holy name, I pray. Amen.