“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or...
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” Exodus 20:2
“Is ____________ worth my time?”
That’s a question that we should ask of anything we’re going to invest in. “Is what I’m doing worthy of the investment of my time, my talents, or my treasure?”
Many things in our world can consume large amounts of our time (video games, movies, sports, etc.), yet they typically provide us little more than a couple of hours of fun. Our investment was spent on something that didn’t have lasting value.
Conversely, there are a few things in life that consistently provide a significant return on our investment. Things like investing in rich friendships, or listening to a friend who’s hurting, or serving someone in need, almost always prove to be worthwhile investments!
God views His chosen people as worthy of investment. This is why He brought them out of the land of persecution and slavery in Egypt.
The Commandments God gives to His people in Exodus 20:1-17 provide us a way that we can humbly respond to Him in worship. When we live according to God and His ways, we are honoring who He is and what He has done for us.
Because the commandments come directly from God, and provide us a way that is good and right, living out God’s commands will always be a worthwhile investment.
By the grace God gives, through the power of the Holy Spirit, will you make the investment?
Father, may I find deep comfort and abiding peace in knowing that you have always invested in your people. Grant me a humble heart to truly invest in living out your commandments as an act of worship. Amen
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