Quest for material success

San NiquitaImage via WikipediaQuest for material success

In the two prior selections, we see that the quest for material success can cause many earthly problems.  This quest also diverts our efforts away from our real purpose in existence.  Could these be some of the reasons that God has problems with these actions.  Having friendship with the world involves seeking pleasure at others’ expense or the expense of obeying God.

(James 4:4)”Unfaithful people!  Don’t you know that to be the world’s friend means to be God’s enemy?  Whoever wants to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy.”

What is meant by “friendship with the world” and submission to God?

Material success encourages us to remain as earth’s child and reject being God’s child.  Become moneys master not it’s slave.  We will look at this area further.

(Job 1:9-11)Satan replied, “Would Job worship you if he got nothing out of it?  You have always protected him and his family and everything he owns.  You bless everything he does, and you have given him enough cattle to fill the whole country.  But now suppose you take away everything he has – he will curse you to your face!”

How would you have responded to similar circumstances?

Will Satan be asking questions about you?

Commitment determines our fate in God’s Kingdom.
(Lk. 13:30)”Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first will be last.”

There will be many surprises in God’s Kingdom.  Some who are despised now will be greatly honored then; some influential people here will be left outside the gates.  Many “great” people on this earth (in God’s eyes) are virtually ignored by the rest of the world.  What matters to God is not a person’s earthly popularity, status, wealth, heritage, or power, but his or her commitment to Him.  How do your values match what the Bible tells you to value?  Put God in first place and you will join people from all over the world who will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of heaven.

How do you plan on getting in?

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About georgehach

I am a retired Lay Minister, acting as a prophet for God to understand the end times that is comingg and how to prepare for it.
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