The wealth and trappings of this world become as perishable as a pack of Costco romaine lettuce when viewed next to eternity.

1 Peter 1:17-19
“Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” 
Faith in God changes our perspective. Life without a knowledge of God gravitates to a self-absorbed scramble toward personal gain and accumulation of that which our world views as having value…because this world is the sum total of all that matters.
Life with God sees this world as nothing more than a temporary dwelling place–and all the wealth and trappings become as perishable as a pack of Costco romaine lettuce when viewed next to eternity. 
True and living faith in God is not merely an added upgrade to the life I already live. Faith in God is a reverent acknowledgement of His supremacy over all things, and a surrendering of my desires and views to His way instead.
The only way I can experience that transformation is through the precious blood of Christ. His blood is the only thing that can change the outcome of my eternal future–not gold, silver, stocks, real estate, or bitcoin…but the blood of Christ.  All of these other things are merely the temporary things I use on the journey toward my destination. Like a tray of microwaved food on the airplane, it accomplishes a useful purpose–but if I become obsessed with accumulating crates of airline dinners, it will merely slow me down on my way to my destination.
God, thank you for the transformation that you bring! Thank you for not leaving me as I was before I knew you, but instead transforming me daily to become more like you. Thank you for your precious blood, which paid my own debt and changed my eternal future! Help me to live with a proper perspective on the journey–to use the blessings you give me in a way that honors you, without getting weighed down by the temporary and perishable things of this world. 

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