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Conventional vs. Redemptional Wisdom

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1Conventional vs. Redemptional Wisdom Empty Conventional vs. Redemptional Wisdom on Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:17 am

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Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:24-26

This portion of scripture (at first glance) sounds kind of rough doesn't it? Especially in today's world where we are bombarded daily with a fierce commercialism that promises if we get this or that, the bigger, the better, the now more improved...we'll surely be satisfied and happy. This "conventional wisdom" that the world pushes and embraces could not be farther from the truth. For you've had to notice that when you finally get that thing that you've always wanted, the excitement that surrounds it soon fades. Thus, the next quest begins for something else that "will surely satisfy."  

Instead, Jesus teaches a "Redemptional Wisdom"—a wisdom that calls us to surrender our lives to the will of God, live for Him, and serve others. It is in giving up our lives for something and Someone much greater than ourselves, that we truly find life...and life more abundant.

There are so many things we can invest our time and lives in that ultimately become our masters. Over the years I have come to a conclusion: I do not own anything. What I have at the moment, God has given to me only "to borrow" for a short while. If I hang on to any of these things too tightly, "they own me". And the harder I work to attain them, the more I find I have lost that vital essence of living...which is God's gift to us.

The radical example and call of Jesus is to follow Him in laying down our lives to honor God and while doing so, helping, loving and redeeming others. The Cross casts its shadow over all of us.

Holy God, You are worthy of my life. Of all the competing voices vying for my time and attention, You alone have shown a sacrificial love to redeem me. I trust Your truth for my guide. As I seek to surrender to Your will, please empower me to live with courage and conviction in a world which often hates and ridicules You. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life, he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
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