January 11, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Genesis 24:52-26:16 Matthew 8:18-34 Proverbs 3:7-8

“Where Our Treasure Lies”

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.”
[Philippians 3:8]

Therefore, as the dear children and heirs of God, we ought to glory in neither our wisdom, nor strength, nor riches, but in this, that we have “the pearl of great value” (Matt. 13:46), the dear Word, through which we know God, our dear Father, and Jesus Christ, whom He has sent (John 17:3). That is our treasure and heritage, and it is sure and eternal and better that all worldly possessions. Whoever has this treasure may let others gather money, live riotously, be proud and haughty. Let him not be haughty. Let him not be troubled by such things, though he be despised and poor in the eyes of the world. But let him thank God for His inexpressible gift (2nd Corinthians 9:15) and pray that he may abide by it. St. Paul was an unworthy, miserable man on earth, and the devil and the world assailed him most violently. To God he was a dear, worthy man. We should be as St. Paul, when he says; “I count all things but loss and refuse”. (Philippians 3:8)

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