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Philippians 4:19 says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ.”
I was thinking about how good God is and how he supplies all our needs. Now let’s take a look at our needs and wants. We might think we want a big mansion on a high hill and a limousine sitting in the garage and a job that pays $500,000 a year — if I had all this I could live it up.
A lot of people strive to do this or something similar to this. Most people, who strive to get all these worldly things, forget God. Some even go to church but their mind is on other things. They forget about God and try to live for God and the devil at the same time.
This is what Jesus called luke warm in Revelation, when he was writing to the church of the Laodiceans. Revelation 3:15-26 says, “I know thy works, that thou wert neither cold nor hot. So then because thou art lukewarm I will spew thee out of my mouth.”
If we here on this Earth tried to please God as hard as we try to get ahead on this earth, I really believe we would live a better life. Now we may say, “Ah, but I do all this and this for God, he knows I do.” One thing for sure God knows is whether we do things for him or ourselves. Now let’s take a look at Gods commandments to us.
Romans 13:9-10 says, “For this thou shall not commit adultery, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying: thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”
In looking at these commandments, do we believe that keeping the one that says love thy neighbor as thyself is as important as any of the others? As we look at Matthew 19, we see the rich young ruler telling Jesus he had kept all the commandments from his youth up. But when Jesus told him how to be perfect, he could not pay the price.
Look at Matthew 19:21-22, “Jesus said unto him, if thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasures in heaven; and come follow me. But when the young man beard that saying he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.”
I believe we need to ask ourselves an important question. Are our possessions more important to us than Jesus Christ? If they are more important, we will never make it into heaven and we don’t have to tell Jesus which is more important because he already knows.