SUNDAY 4TH SEPT.,2016
TOPIC: IT ALL BELONGS TO GOD (4)
TEXT: DEUT.10:14 “Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the LORD your God, also the earth with all that is in it…..”
When it comes to our money, we like to think, ‘I earned it, so it’s mine.’ But that’s where you’re outrightly wrong! The Bible says: ‘To the Lord your God belong the heavens…the earth and everything in it.’ ‘Yours, O Lord, …the power… the glory….. for everything in heaven and earth is Yours’ (1 Chronicles 29:11 NIV). “The silver…and the gold is Mine,” declares the Lord Almighty’ (Haggai 2:8 NIV). Riches are like Monopoly money; if you’re better than your competitor, you end up with the deeds to the most expensive properties,but at the end of the day when the game is over, the participants leave the table and all the stuff goes back in the box. And if you were overly aggressive, the other players may end up not liking you. Here’s a humbling Scripture: ‘Don’t be impressed with those who get rich and pile up fame and fortune.
They can’t take it with them; fame and fortune all get left behind(Prov 23:5). Just when they think they’ve arrived and people praise them because they’ve done well for themselves, they enter the family burial plot where they’ll never see sunshine again. We aren’t immortal. We don’t last long. Like our dogs, we age and weaken and die’ (Psalms 49:16-20 ). Our God who owns it all gives it to us for two reasons:
1) To enjoy (Ps.122:7).
2) To invest into fulfilling His purposes on earth. God wants to partner with you-His Ability;Power in this covenant agreement enables you to maintain a relationship with Him. When we live with that attitude, we replace fear with faith in God.
MEDITATION: Deut 8:18
STUDY THE BIBLE
JN 11:1-27; 2CHR.10&11; PS.75