True riches are in Jesus Christ for the child of God. This world will not satisfy the soul of the Christian regardless of how much wealth, power, or influence we might attain. True riches in the kingdom of God, in service to God, is our greatest source of contentment and joy. Ultimately, we will not be fully satisfied until we get to heaven, but until then we must learn to be content in Christ’s abundant riches.
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There has been a conspiracy against God and Jesus Christ since the beginning of the world. The nature of man is to want to reject and even overthrow the sovereignty and authority of God, which has been attempted by man since the original fall. However, God is not concerned about the sinister devices of man defeating him. Instead, God sits in the heavens and just laughs at the foolishness of man that thinks he can overthrow the Lord.
We need to live life with a giving attitude and a charitable mind. We give to those in need and help this disadvantaged and those who cannot help themselves. In addition, we also must keep the mindset to support the advancement and growth of God’s kingdom by supporting God’s called ministers. God calls men to preach to benefit us – the church – so we should have a desire to sacrifice so that the ministry can fulfill their calling and bless the church.
Our race of discipleship can become very weary and challenging at times. When those times come, we find strength to keep running faithfully by looking unto Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. We must consider Jesus and the great contradiction of sinners that he endured against himself, pressing through challenges in his walk by the power of God to faithfully complete his work on the cross for the joy that was set before him.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. This is a very well known and mis-applied verse in Christianity today. This verse is not a name it and claim it blessing for God to allow you to do whatever you want. Instead, this verse teaches our total dependency upon Christ. Without God we are without strength – totally dead – but through God’s enabling strength and power we can soar like eagles over the tribulation of this life.
From November 2019 to September 2020 on Wednesday nights, Pastor David preached through Hebrews 11, the Honor Roll of Faith chapter. Here we see godly witnesses for how we ought to live by faith in our lives here today.
From May 2020 to September 2020, Pastor David taught from Philippians 4 how we can learn to be content in any state in our lives. Contentment is a learned trait and Paul had learned in whatsoever state he was in to be content. Contentment in our lives does not come from this world but comes from Jesus Christ and spiritual blessings in the kingdom of God.
When we see the rainbow, that is a token from God to us of his faithfulness to his covenant to not destroy the world again by water. More than that though, God’s bow in the cloud is a remembrance of the Lord’s eternal covenant of grace to save his people from our sins. When we see a rainbow, we need to be reminded of God’s covenant faithfulness to never leave or forsake his children and finally to save us in heaven.
We all have a race of discipleship that we are called to run. Our race gets very difficult from time to time, and our bodies want to quit, stop, and take a break. Instead of throwing in the towel, we need to run our race with patience, pushing through for our second wind. We run faithfully only by looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.