Seek God first and then all things may be added with good measure until our cup overfloweth with abundance and blessings
if our love moves from God to money and material gain – and we yield to the temptation of loving money more than loving God – we fall into various temptations and sin. We lose our very souls in the process.
It is not merely enough to enter into the holy sanctuary of prayer and meditation. It is enriching when our prayer and meditation includes daily praise and worship. It is part of our spiritual growth and discipline in the Christian life. If we fail to engage in daily praise and worship, we fall prey to the cares and anxieties of this world. Fear and doubt becoming an all consuming fire.
Christ taught us that we are only capable of serving one master. Our love for money puts us at enmity with God. We are like Cain, making an afterthought offering and become jealous and enraged when other Christians are being blessed and secure because of their sacrifice and offerings were that of Abel. It is when we love God, we honor him of giving up a portion of our finances. It is the love of God that we are able to provide offerings to help those in need.
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. ~ 1 Peter 3:9, ESV ~ We have a propensity to return insults with insults and evil for evil. We desire some justice when a sense of wrong has occurred….
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him ~ James 1:12, ESV ~ We become spiritually blinded when we find ourselves lamenting how difficult a situation, or experience, is and we resolve that…
Today’s Reading is 1 Nephi Chapter 4 …Let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; for behold he is mightier than all the earth, … let us be strong like unto Moses; for he truly spake unto the waters of the Red Sea and they divided hither and thither, and our fathers…