Do You Know Why You do Everything You do?

Look at your calendar and your checkbook. How you spend your time and your resources is a great indicator of what you think is most important. Evaluate everything else in light of the value of experiencing Christ’s presence—walking and talking with Him every day—and rest in the most important thing.

Everyone has values, the things they feel are important. What most don’t realize is that their values determine the direction of their lives. They will always pursue what they think is most significant.

Over the years, I have watched men with wonderful families, good reputations, and excellent careers throw these all way because they became deceived. They thought something else—an adulterous relationship, for instance—was more valuable. Their reasoning goes out the window when their values are skewed.

Surpassing Value

Paul helps us with this. For many years, he was a man with twisted values until he met Christ on a Damascus road. His eyes were opened, and he realized the truth. The matured apostle writes these words at the end of his life.

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ. (Philippians 3:8)

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