Thankful for What Matters

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What we live for can be measured by what we are thankful for. Jesus said that where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. If your treasure can be measured by what you see, then what you see is what you live for. There is real danger in living for what can be seen. Paul urges that we fix our eyes on what cannot be seen. 


Today, Thanksgiving Day, amidst the blessings of physical bounty, ask yourself where is your treasure – is it seen or unseen?


What is of real value cannot be seen. May God grant that we would be thankful for unseen treasure.

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.