[From Day 2 of Henry Blackaby’s Called and Accountable]
I’ve quoted the Scripture a hundred times to myself and my children: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, which moth and rust destroy; rather, store up treasures in heaven where they are incorruptible.” Not quite word for word, but you probably know which one I mean.
For some time, I thought I was doing just that. But a deeper mining by the Lord has left me speechless. His Word is a two-edged sword that divides reality from fantasy. The things I thought were storing up treasures in heaven have been a bit of a mirage. The ulterior motive has been uncovered for what it is. I did not even know the ulterior motives existed.
Giving money to feel good about myself. Honoring friends who can give back rather than those who have nothing to give. Spending time spoiling my family rather than leading them out into feeding the hungry and clothing the poor. The Lord is doing something big in me these days, and I never know exactly what He’ll bring to the surface and purify with fire.
God is good all the time.