Thursday, March 26, 2009

UNWORTHY SERVANTS; OUR RICHES IN GLORY
...grace-filled humility and eyes fixed on our eternal home

"For me to live is Christ; and die is gain." 
-Phil. 1:21



"Not only the worst of my sins, but the best of my duties speak me a child of Adam." -WILLIAM BEVERIDGE
Luke 17:10 "So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”

"That which cannot quiet the heart in a storm, cannot entitle a man to blessedness; earthly things accumulated, cannot rock the troubled heart quiet, therefore cannot make one blessed. When Saul was sore distressed, could all the jewels of his crown comfort him? 'They shall cast their silver in the streets...their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord.' (Ezek. 7:19)" -THOMAS WATSON
1 Timothy 6:6 "Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content."

5 comments:

Rick Frueh said...

A quick listen to conservative talk radio will seem to be significantly at odds with that Scriptural command. Discontent is their constant theme, overwhelmingly about money.

SJ Camp said...

Rick
I do understand the current focus on conservative talk radio with the economic conditions and issues facing our nation. It is understandable and I for one are grateful for those courageous voices who will stand up with constitutional clarity and hold accountable the current administration and the multi-trillion spending spree they are foolishly doing.

At the same time, you are correct, the biblical command on wealth and where our treasure is should be in seeking first His kingdom; understanding that true riches are in heaven with the Lord.

I so appreciate these two quotes I found and trust they were a blessing to you.

Smadraji said...

Nice Posting
Gay

James Hunt said...

6:17 a.m. and coffee in hand...it blessed me to read your short, but powerful posting. May the Lord Jesus be praised - He will, you know.

Many Blessings to you.

James

Darrin said...

Steve,

Great, humbling words from Beveridge.

Thanks also for the exhortation about riches.

Jesus said that a man can't serve God and money, but it seems that Christians are trying to prove Him wrong!