And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
When we hear the word “currency,” we immediately think “money.” But did you ever wonder what the currency of the kingdom of God is? What does God find valuable in our lives as a heavenly currency? For a heavenly kingdom, you must trade in heavenly currency, which Jesus defines in these words: “you shall love the Lord your God.” That is what God values as the kingdom currency.
The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 13 that our intellect is not kingdom currency. He says that even if he knew everything there was to know, or if he could tell you everything that no one could figure out, he would be nothing if he didn’t have love. And if he could speak all kinds of languages, he would be nothing without love. And if he could do great things for people, even sacrifice himself for them, he would be nothing without love. Why? Because God only values love as His currency.
You might not think you have much to give God, but it’s not about money. The capital that you can give to the King is love from your heart, soul, mind and strength. Today, consider what you have to invest in His kingdom and be generous in the love offering.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, giving you His peace. May you walk in His divine atonement totally unified with God the Father, Jesus Christ His Son, and in the power of the Holy Spirit. May you walk with the peace of God that surpasses all understanding, with the power of the knowledge that you are blessed, and that God delights in your prosperity in all things. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for you are sons and daughters set free by the blood of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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