Daily Devotional
Are You Holding On to the Wrong Things?

“Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness?”

2 Peter 3:11

Ponder This

Once in Oklahoma City there was a fire in an apartment. The flames were consuming that apartment, and there was a woman who’d been carried out by a fireman and was fighting to go back into the fire. She said, “My baby is in that apartment!” They had to hold her back because she surely would have perished. One fireman volunteered to go get her baby. He went up the ladder, through the window, into that smoke-filled room, and felt his way through. He found the baby crib, reached in and picked up that little bundle, held it close to him, and came back to the window, choking through the blinding smoke. The people gave a cheer as he handed the woman the bundle. But as she pulled the blanket back, she cried, “That’s not my baby. That’s my baby's doll!”

I wonder if we’re going to come to the end of an age hugging the toys of this world when everything is going up in fire. My friend, the house, the car, and all these things—they’re not that important. What is important? The souls of men! I want to get as many to come with me as I can. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

  • How can you be sure you are valuing the right things as you wait for the return of Jesus?
  • How do we show others that they are more important than the “stuff” of the world?

Practice This

Have a conversation today to let another person know how much God values him or her.