Our flesh has the basic characteristic of envy and it’s something that our spiritual mind has to keep under control. It is something that the Psalmist says almost got the better of him.
Have you ever thought sometimes that being a disciple of Christ means you are missing out on the things of the world? Have you ever thought about what life would be like if you had never come to a knowledge of Jesus. Imagine what it would be like to live our lives in pursuit of happiness through money, possessions, social status and to not have the moral constraints places upon us having accepted Christ as our saviour.
Are we ever envious of those who live in the world? Does it seem like they get all the freedom and fun in life? I'm sure we can all think of examples in our own lives where our beliefs have prevented us from doing something that we would have liked to do.Continue reading.... Don't Envy the World - Sermon
We have a choice. The riches of God, or the riches of the world. Will we allow ourselves to get caught up in the prosperity of the world like in the parable of the rich man who built bigger barns to store his wealth? Or when we look over the fence in to the world outside as the Psalmist did, will we come to our senses and realise that true riches lie within God’s sanctuary.
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