Read Deuteronomy 6:1 through 8:20; Mark 8:14 through 9:11
Billions of dollars’ worth of treasure rests in chambers beneath the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in India. Gold coins, jewelry, diamonds, precious stones, and crowns are hidden below ground. The treasure sits in its chambers, providing nothing for the people to whom it belongs. This vast wealth remains hidden and inaccessible. God, however, reveals a better treasure to the world:
You are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession (Deuteronomy 7:6).
God declared the worth of Israel. The nation belonged to Him and its people were considered precious. He provided the Israelites with a purpose and sent them out to do a great work for His Kingdom.
God also chose you to be a part of this great treasure. He designed you to be accessible to the world as a blessing. Recognize your worth and share your time and ability with the those around you.
Challenge for Today: Shine like treasure in your workplace.
Quicklook: Deuteronomy 7:6–9
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