The theme for Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional for today October 23 2023 is ”Shining Eternity Into Time” and it is a message highly recommended for today’s spiritual growth and upliftment.
SCRIPTURE: Set your mind on things above.-Colossians 3:2
One of Billy Graham’s oldest friends and trustees made his fortune with the Standard Oil Company. He was a humble man and very serious about God. He would often say, “Shine eternity into time, that the small things would remain small and the great things really great.”
Small things are those things in life that don’t translate to the other side. Great things do. They’re the things you take to heaven with you—the Word of God and other people.
Can you think of anything worse than pouring your life into something that is going to perish in a few months or a few years? Jesus warned, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20).
This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t provide for our future financial needs or care for our loved ones. The Bible tells us to be wise stewards and be prudent with worldly goods. But we should take a look at our lives and see if our activities, interests, habits, and hobbies align with the eternal.
Only one life, ’twill soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.
C. T. Studd