So above all, constantly seek God’s kingdom and his righteousness, and then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.
Matthew 6:33 TPT
Happy New Month! Welcome to today’s blog post. I pray that God opens your heart to His words today in Jesus name. Amen.
I want to tell you a story. A particular rich man had a fertile farm that produced beautiful crops. The barn where he stored his harvest got filled so he said, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’ Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods. I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!” Story from the book of Luke 12:16-19 NLT.
This is the twenty first century. It’s really easy to be wealthy if you are equipped with the right knowledge. The rich man above was a wealthy man. He had more than enough. However, all the things he owned were superficial. Shallow. They were cosmetic.
Money is the currency of the world now. With money, you can walk into doors of renowned men because you will be renowned.
Money and everything it can possess are all superficial things. Superficial things are weak things. Whatever money can possess is not of eternal value as it fades eventually.
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
Matthew 6:19-21 NLT
The introductory Bible verse says we should seek the Kingdom of God first and all the non-important things will be added. This means there is nothing as important as God and His Kingdom.
God’s will for you is that you prosper in every aspect of your life (3 John 1:2). He is a very rich God and expects that you lack nothing good. However, He doesn’t want you to be enslaved to that which you possess. Whatever you cannot let go for the Kingdom of God has become a god to you. The Bible says you cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve God and serve a god (your possessions, worldly image).
Colossians 3:2 says you should set your affection on things above and not earthly things. The Bible calls a person who stores up earthly treasures alone, a fool. Prosperity is God’s plan for you but greed isn’t.
“Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.”
Luke 12:21 NLT
Jesus and His Kingdom is the focus. Don’t live a superficial life. The rich man in the story died the same night he planned to build a bigger barn. You will fade away like the rich man in the story above if you focus on superficial things.
Don’t live a superficial life. A life in God is one that can never fade. Such a life remains relevant.
But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.
Psalms 92:12, 14 NLT
Those in God are the ones who remain relevant even when they are old. Their paths shine brightly day after day.
On a final note, you should know that if you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Saviour, you cannot remain relevant. To accept Jesus, with faith in your heart, you can say this prayer: “Dear Jesus, I have come to realise how much you love me. I ask that you forgive my sins so I become your child. Thank You Jesus because you have forgiven me. Amen.”
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The Holy Bible; New Living Translation.