Good Morning Harvesters,
I know, I know, crazy thought isn't it? Most of us do not think of ourselves that way. Most of us are trying to make ends meet and hopefully have some left over to take a vacation, save for retirement or just even do something special at holiday times.
I said Sunday that the Good News is You are Rich and the Bad News is You are Rich. Ecclesiastes 5:19 tells us, “Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.”
God has given us all that we have. It is not a sin to be rich but what do we do with what we have been given and what control does it have our lives. Luke 18 we are reminded, “Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 25Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
It really gets down to if our money comes between our relationship with God and with others we have a problem. Are we thankful and dependent on God or are we trying to determine our own path and being self-sufficient in our own strength?
We are so blessed and we should be so thankful to the one who has given us so much, but so is the expectation that is on us because we have been given so much.
1 Timothy 6:18-19 reminds all of us, “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19… they will lay up treasure for themselves … so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
Looking forward to another weekend together and praying for each of you as you seek Him out everyday in prayer and His Word.
Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene