Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday - Luke 12:15-23

"Do Not Worry About Your Life"

The key to understanding the context of this passage is found in vs. 21 where Jesus basically says that the fool "lays up treasure for Himself, and is not rich toward God". There are few rich men who are rich on this earth and rich unto God, this is a good thing. But to be rich on this earth is not good if you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked unto God.

The church of Laodicea declared themselves rich and in need of nothing and because of their self portrait, they were blinded to the inward destitution in their lives. In our society, we must be very cautious not to fall into the same demise. Persecution has always been a good thing for the church; materialism has been our worst enemy. When we feel strong in ourselves and rely upon our own sufficiency's, we most certainly will walk out of God's will. God wants to free us of any hold that this world may have on our souls. Eternity is forever, this world, in comparison, is but a vapor.

As I read this I am encouraged to remember that I am a pilgrim on this land, fully dependant on God and His strength, nothing of my own; that God knows better what is best for my life. I am encouraged to give up my time, money, safety, comforts, and luxuries on this earth that I might be rich toward God, where all things will last forever! Is it even worth to compare?

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