by Randy Chambers, 2016-04-22
Acts 20:24, NIV: However, I consider my life worth nothing to me,
if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given
me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
Consider how we care for objects of value. Consider how we give special
attention to making sure a thing of value is well kept, safe, and secure. Can
you think of something in your own life that you take special care of? What is
it worth to you? Is it something that you care not only for its safety, but you
also put money or time into it to keep it in good repair? What about your life?
How do you consider it? Do you invest time and money into it? And to what ends?
What is your life worth to you? It is true that we pour our resources into the
things that are worth the most to us. And while many of us would consider our
lives worth a great deal, and needing time, attention, and care; Paul would say,
“I consider my life worth nothing.” He could say this because he kept his eyes
on that which was of even greater worth that his own life. As we grow in Christ,
we too may discover what it means to find life, not by pouring our resources
into our lives, but through pouring our lives into the cause of Jesus.