Monday, July 22, 2013

Rich in God


And He said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." (Luke 12:15)

  • When we become preoccupied with obtaining material goods, we lose focus.

  • We are distracted from recognizing that God's kingdom is a divine gift that is best appreciated by those economically poor.

  • The poor is rich in God. He is rich because he is united with Christ. And God loves and cares for him.

  • Jesus challenged us: “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses”.

  • He then told us a parable about a man who laid up treasure for himself, but was not concerned about his relationship with God.

  • It is time we learn to be content with what we have and not be consumed with amassing more.

  • Oh Lord, teach us not to be obsessed with collecting more and more material goods. Teach us what it means to be rich toward You.

  • To be rich in God is far better than being rich without Him. We should look forward to our eternal future with Him, and not dwell on material things in this world, because we can never take them away with us.

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