Friday, July 8, 2011

All you need

Another  Brag on God Friday's on is upon us and as I think on all I want to share my minds goes to a saying I heard this week. It is an extremely heart breaking saying that explains the way many people think.

“If you sell all you own; you cannot buy all you want,” is that not the worst saying ever. When I heard it my mind went to all the Scriptures that make this very untrue. Is this not the heart of the rich young ruler? Is this not the heart that makes hoarders of us? Is this not the heart that makes us greedy?

I am very grateful that I was gifted with the Word of God. The Word teaches that the things of this world pass away but God is eternal. I want to share with other the promises of God so that they do not have this sadness.

God promises me that if I sell all I own, He will be all I need. WOW! If I sell all my possessions, God is all I need and most importantly all I could ever want. Let’s share with those in our lives the promises of God, so others will not have to be slaves to the mindset of owning all they need or want. Without God we would never truly own all we need because each of us have a built in desire to know God.

After hearing this saying, I fully understood why the rich young ruler walked away sad. But Jesus goes on to say, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”

I am overjoyed that I cannot buy all I yearn for. I love that God is all I want and he provides for all I need.

Luke 18
The Rich Ruler
18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
  19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’[b]
21 “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said.
22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. 24 Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 25 Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
26 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”
27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
28 Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!”
  29 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.”

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