Looking Beyond Our Bank Accounts

Brother David Diestelkamp, one of the writers of the online Christian publication, “Think On These Things,” points out in this recent article, that the problem of valuing things from a worldly standard of value, distorts our sense of any God-given intrinsic value.

Brother Diestelkamp presents several examples and then points out the fact that "the world is not going to value the things of God."

Thus, we have to determine what God values and then value what He values. How do we determine that?

Brother Diestelkamp points out the following four ways:

1) Fill our mind with what God values (Philippians 4:8-9).

2) Remember that physical goods are temporary (1 John 2:17).

3) Change our mind and actions to show value for what is precious in God's sight (1 Peter 3:3-4).

4) Make going to heaven our only true treasure (Matthew 6:19-21).

Brother Diestelkamp provides us with the bottom line: "not everything can be measured monetarily. We, must look beyond whether something is a credit or debit to our bank accounts to see its God-given intrinsic value."

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets