We’re currently going through the book of Acts on Sundays at Cornerstone. This past week we read through chapter 21 together and came across these verses:
Acts 21:10-13 – Several days later a man named Agabus, who also had the gift of prophecy, arrived from Judea. 11 He came over, took Paul’s belt, and bound his own feet and hands with it. Then he said, “The Holy Spirit declares, ‘So shall the owner of this belt be bound by the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem and turned over to the Gentiles.'” 12 When we heard this, we and the local believers all begged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. 13 But he said, “Why all this weeping? You are breaking my heart! I am ready not only to be jailed at Jerusalem but even to die for the sake of the Lord Jesus.”
Which tie in very closey with Pauls words from Acts 20:
Acts 20:22-24 – And now I am bound by the Spirit to go to Jerusalem. I don’t know what awaits me, 23 except that the Holy Spirit tells me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead. 24 But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus–the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
What is your life worth? There are many things that we can place value in and a multitude of ways we can invest our lives to try to feel like we’re living a worthwhile existance. But Paul had figured out that in order for any life to have value it must be spent in pursuit of Jesus Christ! He alone can satisfy our longings, he alone provides the love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, hope & meaning that each of our souls thirst for. Jesus is calling you today, will you pursue Him & find ultimate worth?