“But I consider my life of no value to myself; my purpose is to finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭20:24‬ ‭CSB‬‬

What makes your life worth living?

Money? Notoriety? Legacy? Family? Job? In 21st Century America there is no shortage of things that vie for our affection. 

Both Paul himself and Luke record this laser-pointed focus on what gave Paul’s life value: Jesus. Luke records it here in Acts, and Paul wrote these words in Philippians 3:

“But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ. More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” ~ ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:7-8‬

Oh, how I pray to have this outlook on life!

God, make my spiritual hunger and thirst so strong that I would count everything else in my life as lost in comparison to my satisfaction and purpose in You.