Beyond the Gospels: Revelation

Today’s Scripture: Revelation 18:14-24
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“The fruit for which your soul longed has gone from you,
and all your delicacies and your splendors are lost to you,
never to be found again!”
Revelation 18:14
Those whose hearts are tied up in the wealth of the world will find themselves at great loss on the coming Day. Fine clothes, gold and jewels, all wealth will go up in smoke in a single hour. A lifetime of pursuit and longing, lost in sixty minutes.
It makes me wonder about storing up treasure and His Word comes to mind:
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust
destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where
thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is,
there your hearts will be also. …” —Jesus
Matthew 6:19-21 ESV
There is a treasure we can pursue with all our hearts, which will never be lost, never be destroyed, never found lacking. His Kingdom. His heart. His Way.
What do you treasure? and where are you storing it up?
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul
he fills with good things.
Psalm 107:8-9 ESV
Father God, redirect the longing of my heart toward You,
Your Kingdom, Your Love, and Your Way.
Amen.

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