Devotion for Tuesday, March 21, 2023
“Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked” (Revelation 3:17)
Everyone dies and they leave everything behind. The rich may play for awhile, but the end is the same and levels us all. Do not be deceived by the trappings of this world. The true wealth which is available for all is the gift of faith which saves you. Grow rich in the Lord and that will yours forever. The rich of this world are no better off than the poor. They may be comfortable, but they are as wretched as any.
Lord, grant me eyes to see the truth of what You are saying. I struggle because I think myself exempt. I am not. Help me to know that only in You is there wealth worth having. Open my eyes, clothe me, and lift me out of the fog of this age to walk humbly with You my Savior and God. I am in great need and only You can satisfy the need I have. Guide me always in the way of true wealth and life.
Lord Jesus, You came into this world humbly and gathered nothing for yourself while You were here. Lead me in the way of gaining what cannot be taken. Lead me to live into the life which is forever. Help me to cling to You and the righteousness You give so that I may gain true wealth and not be beholden to the trinkets of this world. Guide me with open eyes and a contrite heart now and forever. Amen.