Devotion for Thursday, May 20, 2021

“More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ” (Philippians 3:8)

What are your priorities?  Is the only-begotten Son of God Lord of your life?  Many play the game, but few live understanding that this world is fleeting and temporary.  This is why Jesus told us that it does no good to gain the whole world if you are going to lose your soul.  The Lord is often telling us to look inwardly, asking us where our priorities are.  So, would you be willing to say all is rubbish that you may know Christ?

Lord, where I do not have this attitude, change it.  Where my priorities are not where they should be, change them.  Through all things guide me in the way of everlasting life so that I may have the right priorities and live into the life You have given me through grace.  Guide me today and every day into the life You have given me to live in order that I may be guided by You now and forever.

Lord Jesus, You are the way, truth, and life.  There is no life apart from You.  Guide me today in the way of everlasting life so that I may live into the priority of having no other God before Holy Trinity.  Lord, You know what stands in the way.  Remove these things.  You know what I need in order to be encouraged.  Bring these things into my life.  You are Lord of all.  Let me understand that You are my Lord.  Amen.