Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wealthy People Versus Poor people: how not to throw yourself into traps set by this world

Wondering what this world is made out of? 
Not wealth! Spiritual meanings adds to it. 

1. I honestly define wealth as having wealth in riches and things. God defines wealth as not having material possessions but having healthy perspectives on life.
2. What it means to fear God in my life is to pay homage to him and have full respect for only him alone.
3. Honestly on the money side I spend before I can tithe once I get the check or income BECAUSE I spend it on Starbucks, Peet's Coffee and Tea, Jamba Juice, candy when I am cramping and starting my period, and soda. 
On the time side, I spend my time listening to music when I am supposed to be communicating with people, do my bible study and sometimes forget to do both this devotional and the proverbs31 Ministries devotional. I spend time reading my weekly reading to prepare my heart and mind for the next Sunday service. Overall, I spend my time wisely instead of foolishly sometimes.
On the writing side, I spend too much time listening to podcasts on my iPod shuffle instead of writing blog posts to "feed" my hungry readers.
In conclusion, I need to pray and ask God for time managing skills.


Psalm 37:1-6 NIV
[1] Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; [2] for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. [3] Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. [4] Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. [5] Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: [6] He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Proverbs 3:1-10 NIV
[1] My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, [2] for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. [3] Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. [4] Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. [5] Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; [6] in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. [7] Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. [8] This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. [9] Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; [10] then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Mark 12:43-44 NIV
[43] Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. [44] They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything---all she had to live on.”
1 Timothy 6:17-19 NIV
[17] Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. [18] Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. [19] In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
1 Kings 10:14-15 NIV
[14] The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, [15] not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the territories.
Proverbs 21:20 NIV
[20] The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
Luke 6:38 NIV
[38] Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
I hope that this touches your heart! 

Blessings! 

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