April 18th – The Aim of Gain

The sluggard knows not the way of the Father. In the work of the Father there is reason that profits all that answer His call. Why are you driven? What is the call of your work? The desire of self is effective for wordly gain, but the child of holiness is worn, but empty. Even after the pursuit shows success – a heart and life empty, [but] with accounts full. Success of the earthly is not gain for the holy. Pursuit and capture of the eternal things are the only satisfaction. Those things that cannot pass the threshold of heaven are not worthy of pursuit. Seek worldly gain only to gain the things not of this world. Coffers not traded and spent, but only for idols of comfort, power, home and vehicle, have no value to the heart. But riches traded for the valuables of the truly wealthy, will satisfy and never tarnish, for they are preserved in their great price of eternal measure. Seek first for these things, and your means will be provided, your ambitions used, and you will not be called a fool in the lasting age. Hunger for the higher things, expend for these, and by My hand you will be filled.

Matt 6:32-33 (ESV) – For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Bottom Line: We, even as Christ-followers, are so easily tricked into thinking that the end game is enjoying life in security and comfort. The ambition, talent and resources we have are for much higher things. Seek Him in His Word, that you may know your higher calling, and find His true satisfaction in pursuing it.

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