“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”  (2 Timothy 4:7 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible)

The Apostle Paul wrote, “…I have kept the faith.”

We only keep things we value.  Upstairs in my guest room is a bedroom suite made out of Arkansas cedar.  My great grandfather, Jasper Robinson, made this beautiful furniture for my grandmother, Ruby White when she was born.

It consists of a poster bed, bed stand, dresser with stool and chest of drawers.  I was the first grandchild and great grandchild.  So, he made me a cedar chest and a baby wardrobe.  The cedar chest is in that room also.  I call it my “nostalgia room.”  My youngest brother will keep it in the White family.  He values it like I do.

Also in our keepsake treasures is a treadle sewing machine that was my mother-in-law’s.  It had been in storage and in need of repair.  My husband took it to a carpenter who told him it would cost more to repair than it was worth.  Today, it’s a beautiful piece of furniture in our home.  It was worth keeping.

When Paul wrote to his son in the Gospel, he reminds Timothy that keeping the faith is of great value.

Prayer:  Thank You, Lord, for the truth of Your Word that has been given to me.  It is of great value to me.  At the end of my life, I want the world to know that I have kept the faith.  It’s my greatest treasure!

Devotion by  Kaye Singleton


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