Friday, January 10, 2014

TRUE PROSPERITY?


SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.

Today many of our "religious leaders" exhort us to 
follow Christ.  To do what Christ would do.  To give
as Christ would have us to give.  [Especially give.]
And if we will give, we will get.

We all could quote;
"Give, and it will be given to you.
A good measure, pressed down, shaken together
and running over.  For with the measure you use,
it will be measured to you."
(Luke 6:38 NIV)


WOW!
Lord, where can I give???

Any Christian knows that we are to follow Christ's example.
Even the Apostle Paul said,
"Follow my example, as I follow the 
example of Christ."
(1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV)




O.K.
Let's see Christ's example and Paul's example.

"Then a teacher of the law came to him and said,
'Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.'
Jesus replied, 'Foxes have holes and birds of
the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no
place to lay his head."
(Matthew 7:19,20 NIV)

OOOOPS1
Christ was homeless.
Let's try again with the great apostle.

"To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty,
we are in rags, we are brutally treated,
we are homeless."
(1 Corinthians 4:11 NIV)

OH NO!
Paul was homeless too.

Do we have to be homeless to be a Christian?
Of course not.  But it is beginning to look like
we have some misplaced values.




1 comment:

Sonja Goodson said...

Another nail HIT on the head!! Yep Luther... that ole prosperity gospel is only skin deep. Always, our final look is to Jesus, no mansions in this life for Him. Yet because of Him... we will all have the mansions being prepared for us. I'll take His gospel, all the way home!