“I have never coveted anyone’s silver or gold or fine clothes.
Today’s word (Word Of Reflection Daily) begins as Paul meets with Ephesian elders. Saying in essence his life was not worth much unless doing kingdom work. Acts 20:24 affirms wherein he says, “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Moreover, also saying what he put into life was far more important than what he got out of (or from) it.
In meditating over today’s passage the thought which comes to mind is many of us (and me especially) can’t get no satisfaction because of our outlook. Where we should focus on and be satisfied with what we have rather than what we don’t have. Whether it be in relative to finances, accumulating stuff, seeking wealth, relationships, etc. And where should not fall into the allure/deception of thinking if perhaps I just had a little bit more money, a bigger house, a fancier car, a bigger diamond ring, a younger spouse, etc. happiness/contentment would follow. Furthermore, where we should focus on advancing the kingdom and pursue the priority of giving rather than getting. In other words, where we become concerned more with others instead of with self.
Hence, my take away today is summarized succinctly well in Philippians 3:8 which says, “Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ” Moreover, in Matthew 22:39 which says, “…Love your neighbor as yourself.’”