Lost No More!

When we lose something

Today I looked and looked for my keys. Finally found them—in the wastebasket!

In throwing away some yard litter, I inadvertently tossed the keys in with it.

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That sinking feeling that accompanies loss is anything but pleasant.

But until we discover our loss, we feel no distress, nor do we make any effort to recover what we’ve lost until we realize it’s missing.

When what we lose is of the greatest magnitude!

According to the Bible, most souls are lost (Matthew 7:14-15; Luke 13:23-24).

How many of them think they’re OK?

The Bible has a lot to say about being deceived.

Suggested reading: the Book of Acts. If we do what those early believers did to be saved, we will have what they possessed.

God’s plan still works—if we follow it!

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Lost and Found

About a year and a half after I lost my wedding band, a man with a metal detector found it under several inches of dirt. I was glad!

Some losses hardly merit a shrug: a comb, a ballpoint pen, a sock. But then there are losses beyond calculation.

Ultimate Loss

By their disobedience, Adam and Eve forfeited their relationship with God and their paradise home.

Like our original ancestors, when we first sin we too are alienated from our Creator.

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Ultimate Joy

Because He yearned for reconciliation, the Father sent His Son on a search-and-rescue mission (Luke 19:10). To accomplish this, Jesus paid with His blood. With it He purchased the church (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:1-2, 25).

What can compare with heaven’s joy when one who was lost is found? (Luke 15)

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Theft-proof?

Secure?

Even though my bike wasn’t worth much, I bought a combination lock for it. But I became a victim of theft after all. Someone stole my brand-new lock and left the bike intact!

Jesus mentioned theft as one of the ways we can lose our stuff (Matthew 6:19-21), So what can we do about it? Better locks?

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Secure!

Here’s what Jesus recommends: Lay up treasure in heaven—it alone is truly secure from loss.

But how does this work? We lay up treasure in heaven by giving priority to what is eternal and by helping those in need (Mark 10:21-22; Luke 12:12-21, 33-34; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Hebrews 11:24-26).

Ready to invest?

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