Tuesday, August 1 – Acts 28:23

Jul 31, 2023

When they had set a day for Paul, people came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening.

 

What subject are you passionate about? Have you ever begun talking to someone on that topic and found yourself rambling? Whatever interests you—sports, music, work, the news, or something else—when those things come up in everyday conversation, talking seems easy. You are prepared to share why you are passionate about that subject and even defend your perspective at any given moment. While it’s not wrong to invest in various subjects of interest, they should not be our primary focus. Matthew 6:19-21 says, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Paul invested his treasure in heaven, studied the Word of God, and lived out the Great Commission of Jesus. Paul valued these things so much that he could share about them all day long.

 

So many of us know things about God and even have a close relationship with Jesus but freeze up at the thought of including our relationship with God as a part of everyday conversation with others. But when we value Christ above all that overflows into our lives, our relationship with Him will no longer be something we keep behind closed doors. Instead, we will passionately and joyfully share about it whenever we can.

 

  • Who could you talk to about Jesus all day long?
  • Whose practices might help you grow in affection for Jesus?
  • Pray and ask God to help you treasure the things of heaven so that you can share with others the hope of reconciliation with Him.
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