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Nov. 25 Devotion: Have You Lost Something?

Have You Lost Something?

Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

No doubt today used to probably be the busiest shopping day of the year. I remember getting up early and standing in line to get something you really wanted. I’ve stood in line for a couple hours for a deal on a tv or new gun. I’ve seen people run into stores to grab toys for their kids. It used to be a crazy day. However, over time it has lost its luster. It got to the point that stores kept opening earlier and earlier. If you remember it go to where they’d open mid afternoon on Thanksgiving day. Now with all the options and incentives for online shopping you can shop while sitting at home and not have to fight the crowds or traffic. What about our work for Christ? Does His dying on the cross still have the same affect on us as it did when we were first saved? You see so many get saved and they are ready to do anything for Christ. They can’t wait to tell everyone they know how God saved them and how they could be saved as well. They just have that desire to do anything for Him! Then over time that desire seems to wane. The worlds desire to shop caused stores to open earlier and earlier. We tend to get caught up in the world as well. It seems that we slowly lose savour over time as well. Instead of pointing the world to Christ we walk closer to the worlds side of things. Some lose their desire for church, for the Word, and in turn drift farther and farther from God’s purpose for their lives. Black Friday shopping just isn’t the same as it was 10 years or even just 5 years ago. What about your fire for Christ? Have you lost your savour? Are you more on fire for Christ than your were 10 or 5 years ago? God’s love for us, His desire to use us has never changed. If anything has changed it’s on our end!

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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