I’d Rather Have Jesus!

Jesus offers us better everything.  The entire book of Hebrews announces that Christ is better, Promises, Priests, High Priest, and Rewards. However, when placed alongside this world and the things this world supplies few people choose the better.

Paul relates that knowing Jesus and the power of His resurrection is worth everything he had or would accomplish in this world (Philippians 3:8-10).  Jesus offers better than we can have on our own.  Wealth wanes, fame fades and things turn to dust and rust.  Christ tells us not to horde the treasure of this world (Matthew 6:19).  Paul reminds us riches are uncertain (1 Timothy 6:17).

One of the best songs ever written reminds us of the preciousness of Christ over the junk of this world.

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;

I’d rather be His than have riches untold;

I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands;

I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand

* Refrain:

Than to be the king of a vast domain,

Or be held in sin’s dread sway;

I’d rather have Jesus than anything

This world affords today.

I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause;

I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause;

I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame;

I’d rather be true to His holy name

He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom;

He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb;

He’s all that my hungering spirit needs;

I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead

-Rhea F. Miller

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