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Hold Lightly to the Things of this World
 

The Bible has much to say concerning the spiritual effect our earthly possessions can have on us. It's not an issue we can ignore, because even the poorest person in America is wealthy compared to the rest of the world. The Bible teaches that trusting God involves holding very lightly to the things of this world.

If we gather material things to ourselves, we will naturally have a vested interest in maintaining them. So, Jesus commanded us not to focus our lives on gaining wealth and possessions, but on serving him. Here's how he put it in the Sermon on the Mount: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth ... for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:19, 21) We have a natural tendency to place everything in our lives on a value scale. We divide up everything into various levels of importance. Simply stated, Christ deserves to be at the top of that list.

Trusting God completely is always best for us. Anything that displaces God from having first place in our lives is bad. If we focus too much attention on acquiring this world's goods, we will be tempted to trust in them instead. Jesus also raises a very practical issue: the things of this world are only temporary. He counters with a command to "store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matthew 6:20) Don't let desire for the things of this world stop you from trusting in Christ. Missionary martyr Jim Elliot expressed it this way: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

Where our hearts are is a matter of eternal importance. Is your heart in the things of this world? The Apostle John writes: "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever." (1 John 2:15,17) What does it mean for us to do God's will? The poet C.T. Studd said it best: "Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last".  Pastor Daniel Rhodes

 
 
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Sunday 
Bible Study
9:30 AM
Morning Worship
10:45 AM
Monday
Highland Manor Ministry
6:15 PM
Wednesday
Highland Manor Sing 
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 Choir Practice
 5:00 PM
Prayer Meeting
6:00 PM
Saturday
Men's Bible Study 
 11: 00 AM