Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Where we Dwell

Coldest day so far this year was yesterday. Brrrrr. Made me think of Christmas. And how I have nothing for anyone...and only 6 weeks till Christmas. EEEEk. So I leafed through a magazine with unusual gifts for those loved ones who have everything. How about this one: a battery powered spaghetti swirling fork. For those of us who can't master swirling spaghetti on a fork manually.

Now I have to say I was intrigued by the bluetooth capable ear muffs with an optional heating component. And then there was the automatic hair regenerating scalp massager. hohoho.

I am still plodding through the book of Jeremiah. It is not an easy book - not very cheery at all. Jeremiah is the prophet of doom and gloom. Still, if God inspired his message, we need to take heed. Here is the verse I read before writing this blog:
Jer. 49:4,31
4 Why do you boast of your valleys,
 O faithless daughter,
 who trusted in her treasures, saying,
'Who will come against me? '

31 "Rise up, advance against a nation at ease,
 that dwells securely,
declares the Lord,
 that has no gates or bars,
that dwells alone.

It sounds like God is not totally pleased with nations that are overflowing with wealth, ease, and comfort..and dwell securely not in God but in their possessions...in their automatic spaghetti swirling forks. I think we should be paying attention. Where are you dwelling securely today?
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Hebrews 13:5 

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 John 2:16

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Luke 12:15 

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Matthew 6:19-21

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


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