Nice and Comfortable
Many of these things that we have, these creature comforts, they are wonderful. They enhance our lives and can bring us much joy. I’m as guilty as the next person in that I like nice things. I like a nice guitar, a comfortable mattress, a fluffy towel, comfortable shoes, an antique vehicle, and deeply appreciate many aspect of new technology. I am all for having nice things in this life. But that does come one condition.
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“They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.” – Romans 1:25
Today in America, the vast majority of the population is quite comfortable. And in many parts of the world, the large majority of the people have plenty of food to eat, a bed to sleep in, running water, electricity, and a place to relieve themselves privately. Not to ignore or disregard the various places in this world where many are starving and don’t have these fine things. But from the perspective of the vast majority of the people who are reading this post online, chances are your life is reasonably comfortable given you have access to the internet.
What today’s scripture reminds us is that we should put nothing first before God. Just because we are comfortable doesn’t mean that God cannot make us uncomfortable in this life in the blink of an eye. I’m not saying that He would bring harm upon us, but that we would bring harm upon ourselves by turning from and denying Him, running with the devil, and removing ourselves from His hedge of protection. And these nice things, they pale in comparison to the peace and joy that can be found in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us not exchange the truth about God for a lie. The things of this earth will pass, but His Word will endure. Everything good that we have is a gift from God. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father”. Let us maintain that perspective, appreciate His gifts, then seek first to honor God our Father, Creator of the heaven and the earth and all things seen and unseen.
I call you blessed.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word today. Thank you for all that you have blessed us with, our time, our talents, all good things that come from you. Help us to not get so comfortable that we forget where everything that we have comes from. Help us to draw closer to you when our bodies are failing us. Fill our hearts full of love. Encourage us. Do not let us fall prey to the attacks of the enemy. Let us train our flesh Lord. Help us to finish the race strong. Fill us with your Holy Spirit, and all of your goodness. Wash away all things unclean. Keep the enemy far from me and my family, and my brothers and sisters in Christ. Help us to walk in your Will, and give us our share of heaven on earth, for your glory, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
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