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Buried Treasure

“Hand me the level, Pauline.”

We’d been installing eight foot posts around our pasture to keep animals in and predators out. “Looks good, Tom. How about we finish the posts loaded on the tractor and call it a day.”

After Tom pummeled the ground with a gigantic auger attached to our orange tractor, he had to use a manual post hole digger to position each pole. Trouble began when the ground became uncooperative.

Clink. Clink. Clink.

“That doesn’t sound like dirt,” Tom looked up and winked. “I hope it’s not a dead body.”

“Too much NCIS,” I added.

After a lot of digging we pulled out pieces of glass and metal and rags buried deep under the ground.

I wondered about the people who put the stuff there. Old car parts, colored glass, a few bottles. They may have been treasures to them. Now their posessions lay buried beneath layers of red clay.

My mind went back to the day I moved my father to a nursing home after living in my home for six years. I was so sad and nervous. At the last minute before the handicapped van came to carry us away I remembered I needed to pack his things.

I carried all that he needed in one arm.

Stuff.

One day it will all be buried, just like us.

It makes me want to invest my time here on earth.

Because death isn’t all there is. There is eternity and it could come at any time.

Something Jesus said comes to mind:

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:14-15

I don’t want to waste my life, my desire is to invest it in something that lasts.

Eternity.

What about you? How are you investing your time and money? Will it rust and decay? Change your heavenly portfolio today.

 

Recite Romans 1:16-23

How’s your Recite Romans journey going? Don’t be afraid to try!

Here’s my outline for today:

I. Righteousness Revealed 16-17

Principle-THE GOSPEL IS GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS REVEALED

How can you treasure the gospel this week?

II. Wrath Revealed 18-19

Principle-GOD’S WRATH IS DESERVED

Are you suppressing the truth of God by disobedience?                                                                  Will you share God’s invisible attributes this week?

III. Attributes Ignored 20-23

Principle-MAN CHOSE TO IGNORE GOD’S ATTRIBUTES AND STANDS CONDEMNED

Are you honoring God? Is there anything that you’re doing that dishonors Him?                   Do you have idols that have taken the supreme place the Lord should have in your life?

SUBJECT SENTENCE-BECAUSE MAN IGNORED GOD’S RIGHTNESS AND ATTRIBUTES, GOD’S WRATH IS REVEALED.

AIM-TAKE TIME THIS WEEK TO TREASURE THE GOSPEL

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