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Just a thought as I was spending a little quiet time this morning. The Scripture tells us that we have “a treasure hidden in earthen vessels,” meaning that those who know Christ have the treasure of the gospel and the kingdom of God within us.
Yet, Jesus taught in the parable of the talents that the one who had such treasure and allowed it to remain hidden, instead of investing it, was rebuked as a bad steward.
Here was my contemplation this morning. What am I doing to steward the treasure of the gospel and the kingdom of God in my life? Am I keeping it hidden or investing it for eternal return?
I am afraid that I, and many others also, are playing defense rather than offense with the treasure Christ has given us. Our lives are spent just trying not to lose what we have rather than taking what we have been given and investing it by “seeking first the kingdom of God.”
Church, let me encourage you, you can never lose the treasure Christ have given you because it is not held in your hand but is eternally secure in His!
Stop living life with a closed fist . You are not holding the treasure, you are hiding it!
Today, go on the offensive. Open your hand reveal the treasure of the gospel and kingdom of God. Be intentional to invest it in the life of someone else.
Jesus has already promised that if we do so that we will see an eternal return on that investment. “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you,” things that will give a return “30, 60, or 100 fold.”
Devotions by Shane Russell, Pastor of Shoal Creek Baptist Church