I stumbled on this profound quote by Tim Keller this morning."What you treasure will ultimately require you die for it.
Jesus is the only treasure that died for you."
This deserves a second and maybe even a third reading.
The things we value in this world will ask everything of us and many people are willing to lay everything on the line (death) to gain it. However, Jesus is the only TREASURE who was willing to lay it all down for us. That makes all the difference!
As we nudge closer to Good Friday it is important to ask ourselves if we are being held ransom by our Treasures, or if we have allowed Jesus to lay down his life for our sakes?
Matthew 6:19-21 (Message) - “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
Living in Grace