Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
2 Corinthians 4:18 … we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Luke 16:11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
Things I Say to Myself (The Reward of Self-Indulgence)
What we do with our money reveals the true state of our hearts
For our hearts will always be where our riches are
Whatever our interests and affections are set on
Will determine where we invest our treasure
If I am not investing in the cause of Christ
I am wasting my passing opportunities and impoverishing myself in eternity
The more I spend on myself, and the more stuff I accumulate in this life
The less treasure I will have in heaven
For the true riches are not down here but over there
So I will not shirk my responsibility of being a faithful steward
God does not reward those who fritter away His resources
And spend money on unnecessary luxuries and creature comforts and status symbols
To constantly spend money on trifles and cheap trinkets and sale items I do not need
Is to rob myself of the true, eternal riches
This is the reward of self-indulgence
This is the eternal consequences of indulging my own desires, whims and passions
So while I live and even after I die, and whether I have only a little or I have much
I will be faithful in the use of the earthly wealth that I make in this world
That is because I have set my mind on things above
I have shifted my focus away from the things on the earth
For the things that I see are only temporary and will come to an end eventually
But the things that I do not see are eternal and will last forever
©F. Faye Doman
Chronicles Christian Radio
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