Tag Team for Jesus Christ
An Old, Old House
Have you ever driven by an old, old house that looks like, if you rolled your window down and blew in its direction, it would fall over? Haven’t you wondered what its story is? I have pulled over on numerous occasions and looked at houses like that and wished I could interview it and get its story.
A successful businessman stands on his third-floor balcony overlooking the edge of the lake.
At least he appears to be, when all the while he is looking back over his life as he remembers all the lies he has told to get him where he is today.
He cannot enjoy his success, for he knows it is all from dishonest gain that has brought him to being approved to open several multi-million dollar franchise restaurants.
As he stood on the balcony, he turned to look at one of the restaurants he had, and thought to himself, “If only these walls could speak, I would be toast.”
Proverbs 15:27 says, “He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house; but he that hates bribes shall live.”
Being around someone who can’t think of much else except how to get what they want; or their attentions are on getting what will please only themselves, is like being around a screaming child, sitting in the buggy at the store, wanting what they want right this minute.
Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money, or greedy for popularity; it robs them of life.
What use is it if you gain the whole world, but lose your own soul?
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.
26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave -
28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
Father, I used to desire more than anything to do great things for You; but I have come to learn, the great things can only be done by the great One, You in me. Continue to work in and through me and point me to the Words, and people I need to be around that will bring me to the center of Your perfect will for my life. So many people Lord never find the purpose You intended for them being here. Work in us, the body of Christ all around the world, to be willing and to do of Your good pleasure until we are looking out for those around us, and not just ourselves, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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