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A Proper Perspective - Today's Insight - July 19, 2017

  • 2017 Jul 19
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Today's Insight from Chuck Swindoll

A Proper Perspective

Jesus' words are neither complicated nor vague. He simply says, "If you are going to call yourself one of My disciples, you must release your grip on materialism."

To keep all this in proper perspective, think of it this way. He is not saying that we cannot possess anything, but things must not be allowed to possess us. To use His words, we must "give up" our possessions.

Corrie ten Boom, that saintly lady who endured such brutality from the Nazis in Ravensbruck during World War II, once said that she had learned to hold everything loosely in her hand.

She said she discovered, in her years of walking with Him, that when she grasped things tightly, it would hurt when the Lord would have to pry her fingers loose.

Disciples hold all "things" loosely.

Do you? Can you think of anything that has a tap root to your heart? Let go! Give it up to Him! Yes, it may be painful . . . but how essential!

God doesn’t mind that we own possessions, just so they don’t own us.

— Charles R. Swindoll Tweet This

Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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