1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
The above referenced versus reminds me of the Matthew 6:24 verse which says in affect, that you can’t love two masters, and you can’t love both God and money. In my 65 years however, I have seen many people who have tried. I am also reminded of the story in the Bible where the rich man asked Jesus what he had to do in order to inherit eternal life in heaven. Jesus told him to sell everything he owned and give it to the poor, and follow Him. I believe that all three of the verses referenced above are trying to tell us the same thing, which is that we must have enough faith in God to trust Him to provide for all our needs. Put another way you might ask; do I have more faith in the world system and/or Satan to get my needs met, than I have in God? To sum it all up I think we need to realize that Satan is known as the great deceiver while Jesus on the other hand is known as the Prince of Peace. People who place their faith and trust in the world system and/or Satan, may achieve economic independence, but they do not have the peace that only comes through a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Let us hope and pray that those who have achieved a certain amount of economic prosperity, might learn before its to late, that the peace, joy and contentment found in a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, is more valuable than all the worlds riches. Praise the holy name of Jesus!
Faith Is The Key
Jesus came to earth as a helpless child,
Dependent upon the love of man.
His humble life as a carpenters son,
Was a central theme in God’s plan.
Joseph taught his adoptive son,
The value of building straight and true.
Mary taught her priestly boy,
To seek God’s will in all he’d do.
This godly couple raised their son,
Knowing they would suffer his lose.
He went to heaven to prepare our mansion,
After his appointment with the cross.
A mansion awaits you over in glory,
Upon a hill by the crystal sea.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
“No one comes to the Father except through me.”
To take possession of your home in heaven,
Use your faith to turn the locks.
Just be ready to say yes Lord yes,
As he stands at the doorway and knocks.
By Ethan W. Moses