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Going for the Gold

Gold, silver, and bronze.  Sounds like the medals awarded Olympic winners.  And so they are—what athletes train hard for many years to achieve.  Olympic medals

So it’s interesting that these are the same precious metals contributed by the people of Israel for the construction of their place of worship.  Over 2000 pounds of gold, 7,500 pounds of silver, and 5000 pounds of bronze!  (Exodus 38:21ff)

Building with gold, silver, and precious stones shows up again in the New Testament, where these represent the good works of obedience and service performed by those whose lives are based on the foundation of faith in Christ (1 Corinthians 3:10-15). We are presented with two options:  Build our lives with these precious materials or with flammable junk. On the day we stand before God to give account of our lives, will we have a lasting legacy, or will we barely squeak by into heaven with with no rewards?

I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,  I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.  (Philippians 3:13-14 NLT)

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