I recently was having a discussion with someone, and I made this statement, ‘We spend most of our times and working life in the market place and that we need to anchor our soul to God’s word, because of the trappings that will be presented to us. That we needed to be strong and fortified in our spirit to be able to withstand the onslaught of the world. And as I alluded to in a previous post, ‘the world is not designed to make things comfortable for you and me to practice our faith.’ But we need a higher source of power – dynamic working ability to help sustain us in the market place. We must be people of strong principles and biblical values.
The Bible says “Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you.” Read Romans 12:1-2 (TLB).
“Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.” Read 1 John 2:15-17 (MSG).
I truly believe that “keeping up with the word instead of the society will release the spirit of contentment in us [Pause and calmly think). Hence, it is fitting to listen to this quote from one of the great Greek Philosopher, Plato who said: “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” This is what the Bible says about contentment, “I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of contentment in every situation, whether it be a full stomach or hunger, plenty or want; for I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” Read Philippians 4:12 (TLB).
The opposite of contentment is discontentment, and it makes me wonder how many of us are filled with discontent because we are trying to keep up with the world? Are you aware you have been designed to be a word keeper? I want to encourage you to “Celebrate the Word.”
#Keep up with the Word.
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