Daily Devotional Luke 21:5-6 – What gifts can we give to God? – Online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 370
Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.” (Luke 21:5-6)
I look out my window at a waterfall flowing into a swimming pool with lush flowers and trees, and it soothes my soul. Our souls thrive on beauty, a touch of heaven.
The disciples admired the temple, originally built with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God. It was built with love but soon became a business. Jesus built a whip and drove the money exchangers and merchants from the temple. It was the only time Jesus was visibly angry. We pour money into our churches when some day one stone, wood plank, brick, or cinderblock won’t be left on another. Do we spend as much money and effort on what is permanent, the love and souls within the building? What about the love and souls outside the building? Do we put resources there?
God promises eternal life and love and beauty that never end. We should invest our time and resources into what God has built, not what people build.
Dearest Heavenly Father, thank you for eternal life and Your creation. Help me build relationships of love and mend souls, work that will continue into eternity. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.