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Today’s Bible Verse 19.11.2017
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. — Psalm 56:3-4 (KJV)

Living beyond the moment

What do you see with your eyes; is it of light or darkness? The word of God

teaches us that we cannot pay allegiance to two masters concurrently. Light

and darkness cannot co-exist.

 

Do not be swayed by the things of this world. Life is brief and transient and

ultimately we shall go the same way we came – naked and oblivious of the

treasures around us. Everything become immaterial in relation to life; our

earthly possessions or ‘Will’ if one exits become relevant only to the living,

and only for as long as they have breath as well. A worthy life is not 

measured by its length or vain material acquisitions and attainments; but

by the Godly virtues – love and joy that we share and spread, the lives (not

necessarily our friends and family members) that we impact, touch and

change for the good of society.

 

Be heaven focused and do not be consumed by the cravings for money and

materialism. In the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, “do not store up for

yourselves treasures on earth…but store up for yourselves treasures in

heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not

break in and steal.”

Make no mistake, there’s nothing wrong with prosperity or striving by 

dint of legitimate effort to prosper. But everything is wrong when greed takes

its toll on our conscience and all we see with our eyes is money; when the love of

money govern and rule our lives, and when nothing is off-limit as we jostle for it.

The word of God refers to the eye as “the lamp of the body”, therefore, if your

eyes are corrupted with the selfish, insatiable and vain cravings for worldliness, 

“your whole body will be full of darkness” – Matthew 6:19-23.        

 

We live for the moment when the lamp within us is of darkness; when the

devil become our paymaster and we conform to the world. As children of

God, our lives should and can outlive the moment if our eyes only see and

process light; subservient only to Godly virtues with hearts set no more than

on heaven. “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and

love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You

cannot serve both God and money” – Matthew 6:24.

                                                                  

                                                              –    In His Grip

                                                                    Victor Sisan Awani (24/04/2010)

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