Many of us today want to live a lifestyle filled with self gratification such as the newest fanciest cars, big houses, silk suits and the finest in jewelry. Even to the point we max-out our credit cards, have no money in the bank and continually unhappy with our current state. We have even coined the term Heaven on Earth.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:2″For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” SO when you treasure the word of God, the Sacrifice of Jesus, then you heart will be toward the things of God. In Mark 12:29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your sou
l, with all your mind, and with all your strength.This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no other commandment greater than these.” Therefore if you love things of this world more than God, then your treasure is in the wrong place. 1 Timothy 6:10″For the love of money (idols, job, spouse, kids) is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”
Today you can be consumed with greed and discontent, always seeking more. You can learn to be content with who you are and what you have been blessed with. To be happy and content and live life within your own means to support the lifestyle.
Matthew 13:22 “The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. Mark 4:19 “but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful”
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
ITS YOUR CHOICE, TREASURE THE THINGS OF GOD OR THOSE OF THE WORLD BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE HAPPY TRYING TO HAVE BOTH.