Our Daily Bread Devotional, September 27, 2016 – True Riches

Topic: True Riches (September 27, 2016)

Read: Luke 12:22–34

Bible in a Year: Isaiah 3–4; Galatians 6

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

At the memorial service for my friend’s dad, someone said to her, “Until I met your father, I didn’t know a person could have fun while helping others.” Her dad contributed his part in helping to build the kingdom of God through serving people, laughing and loving, and meeting strangers who became friends. When he died, he left a legacy of love. In contrast, my friend’s aunt—her father’s older sister—viewed her possessions as her legacy, spending her latter years worrying about who would protect her heirlooms and rare books.

In His teaching and by His example, Jesus warned His followers to avoid hoarding possessions, to give to the poor, and to value what will not rust or decay. “For where your treasure is,” Jesus said, “there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34).

We might think our things give meaning to our life. But when the latest gadget breaks or we misplace or lose something valuable, we begin to realize that it is our relationship with the Lord that satisfies and endures. It is our love and care for others that does not wither and fade away.

Let’s ask the Lord to help us see clearly what we value, to show us where our heart is, and to help us seek His kingdom above all (12:31).

What do you value? Read the story about the manna in the wilderness in Exodus 16. Consider how this story relates to Jesus’s words to the crowds in Luke 12.

What we value reveals the state of our heart.

Insight: The theme of true riches, as seen in today’s devotional, is one that is also found in the book of Proverbs. Since this book is a collection of wise sayings, it is no surprise that it would have much to offer about our attitudes toward wealth and material possessions. In Proverbs 8:18 we read that all of the blessings of life, whether material or spiritual, are a gift from God.

This message was written by Amy Boucher Pye (Our Daily Bread Ministries.)

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  • emekachilaka

    nice msg

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Thank God for today

  • IG: Jiafid

    Thank God for the gift of life

  • This is a rich and beautiful message.. Thanks

  • kayode akinsanya

    God remember us today in your mercy ijn. Good morning world

  • Justice Elmer

    All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord..

    • kayode akinsanya

      Amen ijn.

  • Justice Elmer

    Father help us make seeking thy kingdom a priority..

  • Justice Elmer

    Father give us those gifts of wealth and riches..

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Sure…..all the blessings of life comes from God.
    Nice message.
    Good morning all Ccnaers and Admin at large.

  • Justice Elmer

    Father help us value the things of the word and not the things of the world..

  • Justice Elmer

    Father open ur eyes that we may see the treasure hidden in your word..

  • chika bibian

    Thank You Lord

    • Justice Elmer

      Thank you Jesus

  • Olovo Obinna

    Wow…new design….Lord guide my step in all I do,,may your Name alone be Glorify…Amen

  • WillieBravo

    Thank u Lord. Morning world.

    • Justice Elmer

      May it come more abundantly and my it be permanent..

    • Justice Elmer

      May it come more abundantly and may it be permanent..

      • WillieBravo

        Ise and may it be so for u too.