In one of Sissy Goff’s books, she asked a number of teenagers what encouraged them most to follow Jesus.
They said it was watching their parents read the Bible.
What a simple answer… watching their parents make time for the Lord.
What a great encouragement for us to do just that.
This verse is intense. It makes me want to check my priorities.
What do we value highly? What is at the top of our lists?
What do we want our children to value?
I’ve heard before that what we spend our time on is what we value most.
What has our hearts, minds, and souls?
Lord, in the midst of this beautiful season, help us devote our thoughts, hearts, and minds to You.
Help us value You far above worldly things.
Thank you for your joy, life, and peace that last forever.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Here’s the verse in context if you want to see more of the details around the powerful words Jesus shared:
13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.
Thank you, Lord, for refreshing our hearts with your love and forgiveness, and pointing us to you. ❤️