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DAY 23 FRIDAY: AUGUST 2019

THERE IS MORE TO LIFE!

Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing (Luke 12:23).

A lot of persons think that life is all about eating, drinking and making merriment. They can go at all length to make sure that they make money either by hook or by crook just to enjoy life and make merriment. They forget to know that life is more than eating, drinking and making merriment. In the opening text, the Bible says that life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that there is more to life in Christ Jesus. There is more to life than what you think of forever.

Jesus Christ further emphasized that life is more important than food and clothing. There is absolutely nothing you can give in exchange for your life. That is why the Bible says in Matthew 6:25, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” Therefore, the life of God through Jesus Christ is indeed far more important than food and clothing. A life is very precious before God forever.

Every other thing is bound to fade and perish away, but life is eternal and indispensable. That is the reason why Jesus Christ said in John 6:27 thus, “Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” In fact, the body which is met for food and clothing will definitely perish away but the life of God is eternal. It is only God that can give the food that does not perish away, which is Jesus Christ, the life of God forever.

Daily Tip: There is more to life than eating, drinking and making merriment. Seek after the life from God which is found in the person of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Food for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body (1 Corinthians 6:13).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my Jehovah! I receive Your eternal grace to seek after Jesus Christ, the life of God forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of worldly desires and appetites in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Mark 8:35-38.                                   RBT: JER. 8-11

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