Eternal Not Temporal

Tim Savage


30But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then. Matthew 19


What am I working towards? Do I work hard day and night in order for more material things here on earth? A new car, a better house, vacation trips? Or maybe I work so hard to become more influential, have more power, and crave more respect. Matthew 19:30 is a great reminder that the only thing with lasting value, the only thing that matters in the end, are those eternal treasures stored up in heaven.

Things here on earth will tarnish and rust, get dented or grow old, they are transient and in the blink of an eye lose all value, but those things that bring us closer to our Heavenly Father, our efforts to guide others to Jesus, those are the things that truly have eternal significance.


I must not spend time or effort trying to become greater in this life. Instead I must focus on fulfilling the calling set before me, given by God. Now, it’s not always easy to know exactly what God wants you to do, but the point is that money, power and influence deposit nothing in to the bank account of eternity. Climbing the ladder of success and power actually diminishes your position in heaven! I have to spend more time planning for the future, rather than the short term. More time for the eternal rather than the temporal.


Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for Your word which guides and directs us. Without it I would be lost. Help me to apply the lessons You give me. Forgive me when I sin and let You down. I want to represent You well to those that You put before me today.

In Jesus name, amen

Devotions for May 02

1 Chronicles 16
Psalm 106
Matthew 19

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