The Most Valuable Commodity
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It gives you a different perspective. It gives you reality. The true reality of eternity, not the false reality of the temporary. Psalms 39:4 – Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. You have made my days a mere handbreath; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath. Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain, he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it. But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.” Do you remember when you were young? You thought you would never get to high school, that you would never graduate – you couldn’t even imagine being a Senior. And then Senior year came, and went, before you could blink. Waiting for college to be over, or marriage to begin. Or when that long awaited child came, and suddenly they are three years old – long out of bottles, and diapers, now they’re getting ready to start school! What happened? Life is but a breath. The most valuable commodity is not money, it’s time. The psalmist recognizes, you could spend your life gathering wealth, not knowing who will get it. Or as Solomon said – those coming after me, who knows whether they will be wise with it, or foolish. So in light of the breath that is life on earth. What does David look for – in light of this truth? My hope is in You! Not in what I can accomplish in my life – what You can accomplish through me. Save me. But notice he didn’t say – save me from my enemies, from those who surround me to do me harm. He doesn’t say save me from war, or from financial loss, or from unfulfilled dreams. He said save me from all my transgressions, do not make me an object of reproach for the foolish. David said, save me from sin – from wrong choices… Help me never to do anything that would displease you. He didn’t want a life of wealth, or a life of success, what he wanted most in light of the blink of an eye that life is. Deliver me from doing my own thing, instead of your thing for me. Help me live my life, spend my time in a way that honors you. That is what matters. Someone once asked the Executor of a famous millionaire – how much did he leave behind? “Everything.” Your most valuable commodity in life isn’t money, or success, or fame. It’s time. And what you do with it here, determines how you will live forever. Without Christ you will be separate from God, in Christ you will live with Him forever, but how you live up there, the reward that is waiting – depends simply on – how you obey down here. Praying that you will humble yourself – that those daily PiVAT conversations with God – getting His plans instead of yours... and before each week and month begin, will help you do everything in God’s heart for you to do. It’s how he saves you from wrongdoing. It’s how you learn what He is doing, and join him in it – doing your part – the part He has assigned specifically to you. Then time passes joyfully, full of fruit, full of blessing, full of hope. A life well spent starts with today! What does God have for you today? This week? If you will ask him, He will tell you. If you will obey – you’ll be amazed. He’ll take you places, and give you things, eternal things, that you couldn’t even imagine. This brief life will be joy and peace, and a deposit for the future – which never ends.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!