I love this verse by Jesus because I think we forget that too many times. We should be concerned with what we do for others and how we are growing to be like Christ. When we truly are devoted to follow Christ we will have no excuses for what we do. God will be first and our desire will be to learn and live what we are taught in God’s word. I like this quote from the book “When God Writes Your Life Story” by Eric and Leslie Ludy. Leslie says, “God didn’t send His only Son to conquer sin and death on our behalf just so we could wallow in defeat and compromise while singing songs about His unconditional love. Jesus Christ died to give us true life- a life marked by a radiance and righteousness that transforms our entire existence.” We are to be so much more than just what we have.
In Luke 12:21 Jesus says, “Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.”
Notice it doesn’t say don’t have anything, it says you need to have a rich relationship with God. When you are sold out to love God and learn, greed will not drive you and you can truly be transformed to be like Christ. Don’t just talk about being a Christian because that means nothing to God, work and grow to actually live being a Christian.
Jesus says in Luke 12:35-36 “Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let Him in the moment He arrives and knocks.”
Are your lamps burning? If not ask God to light the flame and start the transformation. Amen