Keywords: priorities, relationship, values
30:20 Then Leah said, “God has presented me with a precious gift. This time my husband will treat me with honor, because I have borne him six sons.” So she named him Zebulun.
The question is, what in my life do I value more than anything else? What makes a difference to me whether present or absent? What do I prize to the point of hoarding? What do I hold that I pity those who don’t have it? And does it draw me nearer to God?
If I consider material things, perhaps my books - yet I rarely read them or my quilt stash - yet there it sits. I appreciate my computer and would find adjustment quite difficult should it be taken away, but do I pity those who do not have it? I don’t think so.
The most valuable thing is my relationship with Christ. I could be just saying that. It is the “appropriate” answer, but I think I mean it. I could not live without Him. I do pity those who do not know Him. I cannot hoard this (except by refusing to share but when I do that, the relationship suffers), and it does draw me closer to God; it is the only way that I can come.
Jesus, I came to the Word this morning feeling a bit tired, not wanted to be deeply convicted about anything more. And You knew. You presented me with a precious gift - Yourself - and remind me of it this day. May it, may You, carry me as I feel so weak and unable to carry myself.
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