Sunday, May 2, 2010

Riches & Blessings

Psalm 144: 3, 13-15
"O Lord, what is man that you care for him,
Man is like a breath;
his days are like a fleeting shadow...
....Our barns will be filled
with every kind of provision.
Our sheep will increase by thousands,
by tens of thousands in our fields;
our oxen will draw heavy loads.
There will be no breaching of walls,
no going into captivity,
no cry of distress in our streets.
Blessed are the people of whom this is true;
blessed are the people whose God is the Lord."
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We are living in a country that has full barns, oxen drawing heavy loads, and full fields. If we focus on the things of this world, material security, comfort, and entertainment we will be lulled asleep by Satan. This lulling starts with sleep, brings us into a coma, and eventually leads to spiritual death.
We are made alive together with Christ, and Christ brings us riches not found in this world.
Ephesians 2:3-7
"Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh,
indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind,
and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
But God, being rich in mercy,
because of His great love with which He loved us,
even when we were dead in our transgressions,
made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
and raised up with Him,
and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus."

1 comment:

Meagan said...

Thanks for posting this, Bethany! I didn't get to see it before.