Don't Lose This Dime
This article really got me to thinking about a passage of scripture.
2 Corinthians 4:7-11 (New American Standard Bible)
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
8 we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;
9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
11 For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
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What are you carrying around with you right now? I normally carry a wallet (with no cash), a cell phone, and a Swiss Army knife. Not much of value. But think about the value of those things in various situations. I can prove who I am because of identification in my wallet. I can call for rescue or assistance if trouble arises. And I can MacGyver my way out of a number of situations with a Swiss Army knife.
But what of the value of that which is inside of me. I will be preaching on this text in a couple of Sundays. But I wanted those of you reading to ponder that which is great and valuable within you. Because God has put within you something of value greater than all of the money in the world. Worth more than all of the land on earth. Something that cannot be destroyed by human work but is eternal.
We carry the life-giving Christ within us.