What would you sell your life for?
It’s a great question because sometimes we dedicate our lives to things that just aren’t worth it.
We can sell our lives to making money and spending it. But everything we buy gets old, breaks and requires more money to fix it up or replace it.
Our ‘stuff’ will always disappoint us.
We can sell our lives to work and accomplishments. We may love it but, someday, that all goes away. We get fired, laid off or we just get old. I recently retired which meant giving up a nice paycheck and a lot of rewards and recognition. I loved working and now I love being retired. I’m glad I worked long and hard for over 34 years at something I loved to do. Now I’m very happy to reclaim all of those hours in my week and move on to the next phase of my life.
We can sell our lives to relationships with our spouse, our children, our family and friends. They are very important but they will also dissappoint us at times. It’s a fact. And they all will eventually pass away some very sad day.
In Joshua 8, Achan sold his life for a robe and some gold and silver. It was too good to pass up. So he didn’t, probably believing he would never get caught. Not smart. He couldn’t hide from God. After getting caught, he admitted his disobedience but that didn’t change the consequences. He lost his life for that ‘stuff’, ending up under a pile of rocks.
I don’t want to end up like that.
So I choose the path of obedience and faithfulness to God.
I choose to be ‘sold out’ to God.
And I’m 100% confident that it’s the right choice.
What is your choice?
I love you, Abba Father.