logo-min

CONTACT ME TODAY!

813-299-9219

WISDOM FOR TODAY

The Abundance of Things

The Abundance of Things
Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.—Luke 12: 15
Two brothers had been fighting over their inheritance. One thought the other was trying to cheat him, so he asked Jesus to intervene. But Jesus refused to become involved in an argument over things. Instead, He warned them against covetousness. After sharing a parable and pointing out the care God gives the ravens and the lilies, He then concluded by saying, “Seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you” (Luke 12: 31).
**When you put God first, He takes care of all the rest.
It is amazing how distorted and out of balance a person’s life can get when they live only for material things. But when a person begins to follow after the things of the Spirit, their life comes into balance. Not only that, they gain peace, contentment, and joy they didn’t have before.
Jesus said, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12: 32). But is that what you value? Is your interest in eternal things, or only in temporal, material things—things that are passing away? You might be very successful. But no matter how much you may amass, your life does not consist in chasing after bodily appetites. It doesn’t consist in the abundance of your possessions but in a real relationship with God, as your spirit is alive unto Him through your faith in Jesus.
Father, help us not to learn the hard way the truths we need to know. Help us live life with an open hand, not grasping this world, but reaching toward Your kingdom. Amen.
PS One of the greatest spiritual lessons ever taught me by my ole Pastor Viv: Seek first the kingdom of God – Get your #1 priority to always be your relationship with Jesus – and all the other stuff will be given you as one of His adopted sons… PSS Want to practice sharing your faith and help someone get off the sidelines? The final CBMC public event of the year is Aug 22 Marketplace Ambassador Lunch. See BeHisAmbassador.com<BeHisAmbassador.com> for tickets or simply let me know… YBIC, Dan Shock CBMC of Tampa Bay
Engage in Kingdom Work: Advance.CBMC.Com<advance.cbmc.com/> -Free tools for sharing and growing your faith
Perspective on Kingdom Work: “Thinking Lost” bit.ly/1iUQg7x -best teaching I’ve heard on the Great Commission [image1.jpeg]

Search For More Articles

Leave a Comment





RECIENT ARTICLES

Promises, Promises

August 25, 2019

Promises, Promises Peter said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You now? I will lay down my life for Your sake.”—John 13: 37 Even while Peter was making this beautiful, heartfelt declaration of his devotion, Jesus knew that before the sun rose the following morning, Peter would deny Him three times. It is…

Read More

Pray, Reason, Commit

August 24, 2019

Pray, Reason, Commit Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? “Father, save Me from this hour”? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.—John 12: 27-28 Jesus knew the cross was God’s will. Yet as He faced the horrendous ordeal before Him, His heart was troubled. As…

Read More

Fault Finders vs. Healers

August 23, 2019

Fault Finders vs. Healers And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”—John 9: 2 When an accident occurs, two types of emergency vehicles arrive on the scene. The first to arrive are usually the police. They try to determine who is at fault and,…

Read More
Dan Shock

Dan & Sara Shock

"It is our desire to help people come into a personal relationship with the Lord."

CONTACT ME TODAY

Invalid Email
Invalid Number
Please check the captcha to verify you are not a robot.
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons