Monday, March 10, 2008

Daily Digest #28

Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live. —Isaiah 55:3

I remember reading something from the RBC ministries, entitled Cultivating A Heart of Contentment. The author said, the problem is not about money, but the "love for money". That the poor only happens to have less, and the rich more. That it is about thinking about our personal load limits, that we must be aware and sensitive to the dangers of covetousness. He pointed out several vital points: that money (1) is a paradox and should be handled with care; (2) gives the potential to make a difference, not just to make a living; and (3) needs the perspective of the eternal.

May we cultivate a heart of contentment. May we remember that the resources we have now are merely blessings from above which were given for a purpose. May we not limit or base our generosity on material things and traditions/culture. Everyday, we meet people who are thirsty and hungry for life. May we share a piece of heaven to them, as other angels in disguise have also shared with us. May we not focus on the temporal, for tomorrow it may be taken away.

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" -- Hebrews 13:5-6

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