Saturday, April 9, 2011

You Can't Take It With You

"For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either."
1 Timothy 6:7

There's an old saying, "You'll never see a hearse pulling a U-Haul." We can spend our time and money acquiring things, but when the time comes to leave this earth, we won't be taking any stuff with us. There's nothing wrong with owning a nice home or car, or other items. But when we make them the object of our devotion, instead of God, we open the door to greed, covetousness and discontent. Instead, 1 Timothy 6:11 tells us to "flee from these things" and "pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness." When we shift  our primary focus from owning material things to acquiring these spiritual virtues, we bring glory to God. And in this, we find true joy and contentment. 

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