Teaching out of Colossians this morning! The Lord wants us to know He desires that we come after Him with the help of the Holy Spirit so that we can truly discover the "riches" of His presence!
We work so hard for a paycheck in this life. Then we buy up treasures, store them, lock them up, label them for others to see, take pictures and share them on Facebook, buy houses or barns to put them. And if you do all of that and sit back and feel safe and comfortable because we have so much, or we've done so well for ourselves...Jesus tells us we must beware of this attitude and action. Not only did Jesus talk about this and the TRUE riches we should be seeking in Luke 12:13 and onward, James also warns about the danger of storing up treasures for our own pleasure and comfort versus giving ourselves over to God's service in James 5. There's truly a fine line to walk and all of us must make a choice how we're going to behave in this life, and ultimately who the Master is in our life--ourselves or God? Jesus wants us to receive rewards. He wants us to be blessed now and in Heaven for all eternity. But that blessing should never be our goal, its mainly a result of obedience to God's WAY, His Word and Way of doing things. God bless you and Have a great week!