I’ve found much in Africa. Diamonds, gold and land are mine, but now I must leave them all behind. Not a thing I’ve gained can be taken with me. I have not sought eternal treasures, therefore I actually have nothing at all.

-Cecil Rhodes

Father in Heaven,

As we all come into this world, so we all will depart, and we will take nothing from our toil to our grave (Ecc. 5:15).

So lead us to invest our lives, not in pursuit of temporal trifles, but in pursuit of eternal treasures, that Your Kingdom may come and Your will may be done on earth as it is in Heaven.