Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Quick Check

~ What Are Your True Priorities? ~

Scripture  ~  “Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah, and said to him, ‘What did these men say, and from where did they come to you?’  So Hezekiah said, ‘They came to me from a far country, from Babylon.’  And he said, ‘What have they seen in your house?  So Hezekiah answered, ‘They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them’” (Isaiah 39:3-4). 

Comment  ~  Some decades ago Robert Boyd Munger wrote a profound little booklet entitled, “My Heart, Christ’s Home” in which he used the word pictures of his life being like a house.  The take-away point was that he kept one closet with the secret things he didn’t want anyone—including God—to mess with. 

Application  ~  If a financial auditor came to your home and examined all your financial records (credit card statements, check book register, etc.) what would they learn about your true priorities?  Would they find lots of treasure being laid up in heaven?  Would they find evidence of living selfishly rather for the kingdom of God?  The reality is that one can learn more about the true character and priorities of an individual by examining their spending habits than by a thousand other contacts!  What would a comprehensive audit reveal about you?  Your home and your spending habits show you true heart!

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

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