Where is it? (Luke 12; Job 27; I Corinthians 13)

“For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.”  Luke 12:34

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love,” I Corinthians 13:13

This morning Sherry had an early doctors appointment.  The weather was cold so I (after having read I Corinthians 13) went out and warmed up the car for her.  I kissed her and John goodbye and sat down to write this blog.  A few moments later John came back in.  I asked, “What are you doing, you are on a time schedule.”  John’s response, “Mom cannot find her phone.”  I thought, “I hope she makes the appointment.”

Question:  “Does God have an appointment for you to keep today?”  If your answer is yes, you must consider living in a way that keeps you on task.

Consider Luke 12:12-34

  • Jesus encounters a nameless person who is seeking help in acquiring his fortune, Vs: 13-15
  • Jesus shares the story of a rich man who is seeking to spend his fortune, Vs: 16-20

Quickly we discover these men are not focused on God’s agenda. They are focusing on their agenda.  What is revealed?  The condition of the heart.

  • Jesus speaks into the hearts of the disciples, Vs: 22-34
    • They are anxious about their future.

The verses that follow remind us of how important it is to have a heart that is focused on kingdom business.

Here are the imperatives in the passage:

1.  Place everything in God’s hands trusting that he will provide every need.

2.  Live under his rule knowing that his agenda for your life will merit eternal value.

Our response:

The key to our response is in the condition of our heart. Question, “Where is our heart?”  Are we focused on earthly kingdom business or eternal kingdom business?

If we are Christ followers we should be focused on eternal kingdom business.  Bottom line, “there is a day when Jesus will return.”  “You must also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

I am still waiting to hear if Sherry made it on time.  I am still waiting to see if I will make it on time in accomplish God’s business.  As I wait, I am pressing full steam ahead seeking His kingdom and loving others ( I Corinthians 13) as I walk this journey.

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