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My first move since I was 1 year old… New experience indeed!!! I truly enjoy many aspects of the packing experience thus far, but it has also been a truly convicting experience as I realized in what abundance I live! Currently I’m busy studying through James, and James 5 struck my heart deeply – James 5:1-5 – “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasures in the last days… You have lived on the earth in luxury and self-indulgence.” As I went through my arts and crafts, seeing tubs of dry paint, my heart was saddened by the unfaithful steward I’ve been with my money. How easy it is to become nonchalant in how we spend our money, how prone to succumb to a sort of ‘neutrality’ and stop seeking out opportunities to do good by this means, how easy it is to love money… how hard it is to sincerely examine our hearts and acknowledge what is in it!
John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. the worlds richest man in 1870! He played a great roll in the establishment of the oil industry, and thus become rich. When this man was once asked, “How much money is enough money?” He replied, “Just a little bit more.” (Eccl 5:10) It is scary to think how the love of money and the relentless desire for more thereof makes decisions for us, how controlling it is. How contrary to Paul who said that the love of Christ controls him (2 Cor 5:14-15)
Oh, I pray that I may make His desires more and more my own and that my use of money may reflect my love of Him, because He first loved me “for you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich” 2 Cor 8:9. What a Savior and Lord we serve, who, as the lovely hymn goes ‘came from heaven to earth to show the way, from the earth to the cross my debts to pay…’