The Promise of Heaven
Feb 4 – Feb 9
Our Treasure House
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 02/07/21
Today society tells us that the self is of utmost importance—our self-image, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-fulfillment. While this theme is pervasive in our culture, placing self at the center is a little like drinking salt water—the more we drink, the thirstier we become.
True contentment does not come from self-fulfillment, but through discovering the treasure house that Jesus Christ opens to us when we surrender our lives to Him. The apostle Paul reminded us of this treasure house when he wrote, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). We must know Jesus as Lord if we are to receive the spiritual blessings He has provided in the heavenly realms. He is the only source of authentic worth, lasting contentment, deep joy, and fulfillment.
God’s treasure house—with all its contents—is made available so that we can appropriate God’s riches each day. Are you fully aware of your treasure house in Christ? It is His desire for you to embrace it and to receive it to the full.
Prayer: God, thank You for blessing me with every spiritual blessing in Christ. When I find myself seeking self-fulfillment, help me to remember that I already have a treasure house full of blessings and that all I could ever need for fulfillment is found in You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).