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Give Up On Yourself

Devotional for Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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When Jesus tells us to sell all and buy the field, what He is really saying is, Give up on yourself - give up on the thought that you can ever earn it. If you are a mighty man, He says, get rid of trusting in that. If you're rich, don't trust your riches. By admitting our helplessness to produce righteousness and by turning ourselves completely over to His control, we spend heaven's currency.

     Trusting in God is probably one of the best definitions we could find for the oft-used Christian word, surrender. Trust involves depending upon another instead of yourself. But surrender isn't always easy. Sometimes we try so hard to give up on ourselves that we become more like ourselves. We forget that only Jesus can accomplish this work. It's a gift.

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FROM How Jesus Treated People by Morris L. Venden, p. 11.

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