Make Up Your Mind About What Matters

24 Nov

Dane Ortlund:

I recently asked four brothers: What would you rather have–

One billion dollars deposited into your checking account when you roll out of bed in the morning

or

the assurance of Isaiah 43: ‘But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.”‘

Which one?

One billion dollars, or those two verses?

Remember, you can do a lot of good with a billion dollars.

As for me, if you told me that you were going to deposit that money in my account tomorrow, and I knew you were being truthful, and in return those two verses are going to be cut out of my Bible and wiped from my memory, while I could retain the remaining 99.99% of the Bible, I respond: no thank you.

Keep your money.

I want the real thing.

Father, give me the grace to continue to find my pleasure in You.

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