Daily Devotional – The Gospel Cannot Be Second

By on September 15, 2021
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Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Matthew 6:19-24. I have always pointed out that there is hardly ever a lack of resources. Rather resources point out the priorities of someone.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,[c] your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy,[d] your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

24 “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.”

Is the Gospel your priority?

A young ruler questioned Jesus about how he could get across the finish line in his faith. The young man had followed the letter of the law since he was a young man, and he wore his achievement proudly as a righteous person.

Jesus replied to the questioning with the young man giving away all the worldly riches. After walking away from his worldly security, he should follow Jesus. The young man was saddened by the request to choose between the Kindom of God and the draw from the world.

We can not love money and the treasures of this world while loving the King of all kings. We can not serve and honor God while seeking our own glory and desires. God does not desire 10% or a portion, He desires our undivided devotion.

Let’s Pray

Dear Father, 

Forgive me Father for confusing my priorities. I have not valued You and Your love enough, and for this, I ask forgiveness and repent. I will seek Your Kingdom and Your presence greater today than yesterday.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – The Gospel Cannot Be Second