Thursday, November 1, 2007

Work > Blessings > Sharing

Ephesians 4:28 says "He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have {something} to share with one who has need."

James 4:3 says " You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend {it} on your pleasures."

It seems too many people, even Christians in our society feel a sense of entitlement from God. I admit I myself had read the passage above many times without noticing the Eph 4:28 part which I have emphasized in bold letters above. Too many of us live as if and truly think we DESERVE a better house, job, car, etc. As Isaiah 64:6 teaches us, the BEST of our actions still leaves us as filthy rags ... and nothing but the acceptance of the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ will save us from our own sins.

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