Monday, March 19, 2018

Do you have stuff or does stuff have you? What is your master passion? Will the trendy tech-gizmos and widgets rust or break?

Things. Material Gifts. Tools. Toys. Stuff just doesn’t last, but people will.. in some place or the other. In a real heaven or a real hell. Those aren't my words -- meaning, this fact didn't originate with me.

Therefore.. go for it.. seeking the Lord and His will for you. Just seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you -- all the things that you need while you're here. Go tactfully share His Gospel so that others will know such JOY levels and have their needs met as well. What does the Bible say on tellin' It? This.. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17. And more important than any witnessing or missionary work is you first getting right with the Lord yourself. Come to Him just like you are.

The life of a Christian is SO counter-cultural -- like it. Like Him more. The Lord. 

Why we shouldn't really value earthly possessions above it all as this world’s system tell us to do. It’s because in Christ what we possess (God's love, joy, peace, purpose and Salvation with a capital "S" through the Son) is way better than all the good tools, toys and stuff ..or anything that we could ever obtain on this planet. How hipster or bohemian are you? Are you kinda hippie- like? So what do you value most?

But Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed Me judge or executor between you?” And He said to them, “Watch out! Guard yourselves against every form of greed, for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Context is always important, so go read what follows these great words.

Needs some memory verses? Prayerfully put em deep in your heart--can help you and your friends perhaps.. gobs! So what does God say about people lovin' stuff too much? This...
Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 5:10
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:19-20
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5  
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Mark 8:36  
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15  
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 1 Timothy 6:9
Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16  
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! Proverbs 16:16
Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands. Ecclesiastes 5:15  
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17    
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5    
Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Matthew 19:21  
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21  
But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6  
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? Matthew 16:26
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. 1 Timothy 2:9-10    
Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Proverbs 30:8
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. Proverbs 23:5
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. Proverbs 11:4
All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. Proverbs 21:26
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. Acts 4:32
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. Proverbs 18:11
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