May 7 - Finding Faith.
“He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”
Losing something rarely means finding it.
Finding something rarely means losing it.
Yet, this is exactly how Jesus compares our lives in light of the temporal and the eternal.
If we dare to live for ourselves, we are sure to lose it all someday.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:”
On the other hand, if we are willing to surrender our lives for His sake, we will find rewards that will last for eternity.
“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
The Lord Jesus reiterated this truth in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
In Mark, He expounds on further reasoning to lose our lives…the Gospel.
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?“
Even if we gain the whole world here, is it worth it?
No amount of riches, fame, or glory can compare to one day with Him.
Laying even one reward at His feet will surpass any joy that the things of this world may bring us.
Finding faith is our willingness to lose anything or anyone for Him.
“But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.”
Find your faith today.
1 Samuel 11-12 | Romans 11
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