Scripture to Read: Luke 12:21
As we examine Luke 12:21 today, Jesus tells us that storing up treasure here on earth and choosing not to be rich toward God is to be a fool. As followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we still have to decide daily to passionately pursue our fellowship with Christ and be in His Word. When we choose not to practice the presence of Christ and His Word in our life, then we are choosing to “store up treasure” for ourselves and not be rich toward God. Often Christians will ask God to give them more desire for Him and His Word. When believers ask God for more desire and the desire does not come, then that believer can blame God for not answering their prayer, which is simply not biblical. God has already given every believer all we need to pursue Him and His Word passionately. God makes this clear in 2 Peter 1:3-4. The NLT says it this way, “By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the One who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence. 4 And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” So, every believer already has everything we need to live for Him because we have His Holy Spirit living in us.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about your passionate pursuit of Him and His Word?
2. What needs to change in your daily schedule/routine to be sure you are passionately pursuing fellowship with God and His Word?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!