Something Money Can’t Buy
In a world full of BMWs, Armani, gated communities, Coach purses, and Starbucks Coffees, image is as much a currency as the dollars that purchase them. We can pretend to be wealthy and live the game of credit shuffling until the debt snowball knocks us out or we can regain control and live life like we are suppose to. Like a house of cards, even if you can afford the lifestyle, is it worth it? All the money in the world cannot bring you closer to God. I see Christians spinning out of control just as much as those who claim no savior. Why? In a society that sells image, we all have difficulty not playing by the rules.
The day to day temptations to have a nicer car, to have a bigger house, to have better things.. more, more, more. It is never enough. We are called to be humble and to humble ourselves before the Lord. I’m not saying these things in themselves are bad. It is the attitude that often goes along with it. I have a BMW and you don’t so I’m better than you. Or I make $500,000 a year, what do you make? The way we live our lives is a direct open reflection of our relationship with our Creator. Is it built on solid ground or is it shallow like a worldly image? Look to the Lord and keep your eyes focused on Him. We are called to be humble servants of the Lord. Creating an image is not very important in the big scheme of things. God has a much greater purpose.
“My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, and I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2Chronicles 7:14.
How do you personally struggle with a balance between a worldly life and a godly life?
What are some areas of life that trip you up (houses, cars, jewelry)?
What can you begin to do differently to focus less on image and more on God?
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