Saved To Be Spent

Another of God’s holy oxymoron’s–We are saved to be spent.  It’s our human nature to want to have ease and comfort, to roll along with excess, take the easy route, save our energy to enjoy life, be blessed at all times, remain trial-less.  In God’s economy it’s not about the saving but about the spending.  He says, “Enter by the narrow gate . . . . (which implies thinness–ridding ourselves of excess self) . . . Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life . . .” (Matthew 7:13-14).

We all have the likeness of Christ in us, but it's up to us to shed the excess--shed self.

We all have the likeness of Christ in us, but it’s up to us to shed the excess–shed self–so we can be saved and spent.

He also said, “Lay up your treasures in Heaven.”  So in a way, Heaven is like a pink piggy bank.  It’s up to us how fat our piggy bank is.  The more spent on earth the fatter the piggy bank, and the opposite is true as well, the more saved on earth, the thinner the bank and possibly we’ll not even fit through the slot/door.  Interestingly too, once identified with Christ it’s no longer about the savings (how much of a reward we will receive) but about the spending of our life–the reward is just a bonus that we will only know and experience in the physical Heaven.

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