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From Genesis to Revelation, the Scriptures enumerate God’s thoughts on the human person — specifically, that they are infinitely valuable as His image-bearers.
(Luke 24:27) is one of my favorite verses because it highlights a fact we often overlook, especially regarding the Old Testament: all the Scriptures point back to Jesus.
When we realize that we are not serving ourselves but instead the Creator of the universe, acting selflessly and loving everyone comes naturally.
His love is a love that surpasses words–a love that surpasses this lifetime.
When you hear the word ‘gold’, some of the first things that could come to mind include ‘value’, ‘treasure’, ‘beauty’, ‘money’! But even with all its appeal, Jesus far exceeds materials like gold in value, because He enriches your life in ways that exceed appearance or wealth.
But in life, there is no box. Only God knows what the final image looks like. We just have what we are given: the pieces.
These trees that we on our best day might consider “majestic scenery” are actually one of the Lord’s beautiful and recurring analogies for godly believers.
For a variety of reasons I fear that the past year has increased the prevalence of emotionalism—an idolatry that often manifests itself in my life, and likely in yours.
If God wants us to wait for what is ultimately the better reward at His set time, or take a certain step at a particular moment, we must do so in faith, knowing that He holds the times and seasons in His hands and knowing that He has the best intentions towards us.