Our New Life In Christ
The uncertainty and insecurity of material things makes materialism the mother of anxiety. This is why Christ’s discourse on earthly and heavenly treasures is immediately followed by his admonitions not to worry about material things (Matt. 6:25-34). People lay up treasures on earth rather than in heaven not only because of greed and covetousness and selfishness, but because of fear, insecurity, and anxiety. Yet putting our hope in earthly treasures does nothing but multiply anxiety, precisely because they are so uncertain.
The man with his primary investments in the stock market will have his hopes rise and fall with the stock market.
The man whose greatest riches are in banks will be destroyed when the banks fail, as will the farmer whose greatest asset are his crops when his crops fail.
In contrast, the man whose hope is in God will be devastated only if God fails-which is an impossibility. Any man who has the rug pulled out from under him was standing on the wrong rug. To set our heart on earthly riches is not only to deprive God of glory, others of help, and us of reward, but also to destine ourselves to perpetual insecurity.
The People of Thessalonica Had a New Reason to Live
Waiting for the Son is a LIFE THAT EVERY DAY is Denying ungodliness!
Titus 2:11-13 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” (KJV)
Waiting for the Son is a LIFE THAT EVERY MOMENT is Watching Eagerly!
Philippians 3:20-21 “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.” (KJV)
Waiting for the Son is a LIFE THAT EVERY ONE is living and dying in hope!
Genesis 48:15-16 “And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” (KJV)
Waiting for the Son is a LIFE THAT EVERY THING is revealing God’s Hand!
Genesis 50:19 “And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?” (KJV)
Waiting for the Son is a LIFE THAT EVERY TIME is looking for a city with foundations! Hebrews 11:13 “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” (KJV)
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