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SIMPLICITY OF LIFE

August 11, 2016

Thursday

 

Don’t be consumed by consumption

 

Matthew 6:25

 

Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?

 

 

LESSON

 

Since God has given us “life” and a “body,” He will certainly also provide what we need to maintain them. It is wrong, therefore, for a disciple to worry about such things. He or she should simply trust and obey God, and get on with fulfilling one’s divinely revealed calling in life. There may be greater sins than worry, but very certainly there is no more disabling sin.

Those of us who have many possessions or few can all be possessed by what we have, or don’t have. While Christians should live simply, the focus should not be on getting rid of what we have, but rather upon cultivating the disposition of “a life of joyful unconcern for possessions”.

 

Memory Verse: James 5:1

 

 

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