Borrowed Truths

Things Of Contentment

things of contentment
Borrowed Truths

Things Of Contentment

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” (Matt. 6:25)

Does that sound as if the Lord was speaking to a group of people that had a full pantry of food at home, that had a closet with more than enough clothes, and that dependent upon the season? I contend here that most who profess Christ as Savior when they have plenty, they move away from the Lord, and when those who have much have it removed from them do not draw closer to Him, but complain and search for someone, something or some reason to blame this turn of events on.

You don’t need a coaster for your cup if you do not have a table to set the cup on.

One of the foremost talking points of many in authority is to assist the poor, it presents them as humble, and it offers the opportunity for more votes or at least less negative impressions of them. The most foolish of them speak only to fools who did not hear the words of the Lord, “For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.” (John 12:8)

The situation in the land of Israel was dire, yet many had learned to live with it, they were under the rule of Rome, they were a defeated nation, and defeated nations do not live as those who are oppressing them. There is only one example given in the Scriptures for why the people of Jacob would be under the rule of another nation, they had sinned against the Lord. “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31) If God is for you, that means that you are being obedient to the will and Word of God, there is no other way.

The born-again believers on this planet today are a separated people, we do not have our own nation, we do not live in the same area, we are as Israel is at the moment, scattered amongst the nations. (Deut. 4:27) And in many of those nations they, our brothers and sisters in Christ, are under oppression from those that are in authority. There are armed men on the streets, just as there was in the time that Christ walked the earth, there is a ruling class advancing who have the wherewithal to perform the task that their master Satan desires, though they may not recognize him as such, and as in those days, much tribulation is approaching.

Here is where you will find out, or at least some of us, just how important that coaster is for your cup.

With those who have been blessed with eyes to see and ears to hear, the Lord is showing us what is coming, not only through the events that are occurring throughout His creation, which far too many are focusing on, not only on the attempt to inject all men everywhere with a foreign substance, but with simple words, as He has always done, “You will own nothing, and be happy.” The World Economic Forum is no more or less than any other structure that man has put in place, a tool of our adversary, and they have adopted a model that some resent in its implications, some look forward to, and others fear.

For those who follow Christ, these words were true the moment that we acknowledged Jesus Christ as Lord, we own nothing, and we are happy. “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” (Phil. 4:11) “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matt. 6:34)

You can see the example in the Book and life of Job, you can look at Moses who gave up Egypt, you can look at Jesus, “And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” (Luke 9:58) If your happiness rest in the things you own, in the supposed security of a full pantry and plenty of clothes, if it rests in anything besides the knowledge that you have been forgiven, that the penalty for your sins has been paid, then you do not know what happiness is, and the joy of the Lord will never be known by you. “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matt. 6:21)

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