What Do You Value?

The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

(Revelation 21:21 NIV)

In the twenty-first chapter of Revelation, we read about John’s grand depiction of the New Jerusalem that God is preparing for His people. John describes the main street of the city as being of pure gold. However, as someone once said, “We value gold as being the most precious of metals, and we use it to make our most prized possessions. In heaven, it will be what we walk on. What a reversal!” The things that we value are often trivial from God’s viewpoint. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus warns us, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19 NLT). What do you value? “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).

What we value is often trivial from God’s viewpoint.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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