Re: Verse reading – Luke 18:18-30 (day seven) 
“You will have treasure in heaven.”  (v 22)  I am reading the autobiography of a wealthy man.  Interesting.  His co-author writes,  “It is a game for him, money is the way he keeps score.”  Not sure that Jesus would discourage this competitive urge.  Very sure that he would point to the importance of gaining “true treasure”.  I have met Christians who have no ambition.  Not for themselves, not for their family or church or nation.  I do not think this honors God.  It is not synonymous with humility.  “If any man ASPIRES to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.”  (1 Timothy 3:1)  “He (Paul) was HURRYING to be in Jerusalem by Pentecost.” (Acts 20:16)  Jesus doesn’t criticize the RYR for his ambition.  He redirects it to the pursuit of something eternal.  A lesson here and for us all.  What is your ambition, friend?  Are you aiming for treasure in heaven?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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