When the Bible Kicks You in the Gut

In this morning’s reading, I was kicked in the gut again.  This time by Luke 9:23-25.

23And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

Again, for many this is a “No duh!” sort of thing, but it struck me pretty hard.  Really.  What good is it if we spend our time chasing wealth and prosperity when that will mean nothing in Heaven?  It will mean ZERO in Eternity with God.  I doubt that God calls us to be poor, but I think that He is clearly stating that we need to have more eternal pursuits.

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~ by thoughtsofawretchedone on June 1, 2010.

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