Luke 12:15 Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.”
1 Timothy 2:6 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
You know the truth is today there is a message going round, a doctrine that the more holy you are the more money you have. Yeah, really.
I truly believe God wants us to be blessed to be a blessing. But here's the balance, 'gain isn't godliness.'
Some people treat God like some kind of genie that if you rub the right way, He will make you rich and famous.
God doesn't serve me...I serve God.
The truth is life is not measured by what we have, what we own. Your worth, my worth is not defined by what car I drive, what label my jeans are or the latest brand or fashion.
You know true contentment comes with Jesus. 'But godliness with contentment is great gain.'
You know you can be truly satisfied, truly content with Jesus. Whether you have little or have much; real contentment is available.
'Stuff' will never do the job that peace with God will do.
The world, possessions are just not enough. They are really not meant to be. Life is not measured by what you own or even what you strive to own.
Life is measured by your relationship with Jesus.
Do you measured up? Listen, whoever you are today you don't have to get into debt to keep up with the Kardashians. You can know peace and contentment with Jesus.
'Acres of Diamonds, mountains of gold,
Rivers of silver, jewels untold
All these together, wouldn't buy you or me
Peace when we're sleeping or a conscience that's free.
A heart that's contented, a satisfied mind,
These are the treasures, money can't buy
If you have Jesus, there's more wealth in your soul,
Than Acres of Diamonds, mountains of gold.'
Father forgive me for trying to get more and more stuff to feel content. I renounce greed, I renounce the lie my worth is defined by what I wear or own. Thank You for true godliness and contentment today in Jesus. In Jesus' name amen.