NOVEMBER 01, 2021 – Do You Own Things Or Do Things Own You

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Do You Own Things Or Do Things Own You

NOVEMBER 01, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 1:32-33 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Have you ever heard the saying “If you give a man enough rope, he will hang himself?” What does that mean? I believe it might have something to do with today’s verses. Why would people turn from the wisdom of the Word of God? Especially people who claim to believe there is one true God. I could somewhat understand a person who believes there might be another god or no god not paying any attention to the warnings in God’s Word. However, why would any person who says they believe there is a Jesus, God, and Holy Spirit turn from the wisdom of God’s Word? The problem may be that they believe “in” and not “on” God. It might just be they have been given enough rope to hang themselves.

    Let me explain. It usually begins with just a little success, a little prosperity, a little of what the world calls happiness. As the days go by and quickly turn into weeks, months, and years people begin to feel safe in their success and fall into the trap of believing there is no way this will change. That is when it happens. They have begun to believe in themselves more than they believe in God. They might subconsciously think they do not need a God. In fact, some begin to wonder if there really is a God after all. They begin to subconsciously think, “Look how long I have gotten away with not obeying what the Bible says. I have had no problems, no worries, and no God helping me. I earned it all myself.” So, there you have it. As the verse above says, “the prosperity of fools” destroys them. In the end, they hang themselves with their own stuff. THINGS took them from God. THINGS kept them from God. THINGS send them to a place called Hell. Sadly, this is a place where they will have no more THINGS.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    As you go through this day, look at the things you have acquired. As you see each one, take a moment to thank God who gave these things to you. Thank Him for it and ask Him how you might use it to glorify Him. In Colossians 1:16 it says that all THINGS were created by Him and for Him. If all THINGS are created for Him, you should thank Him for allowing you to play with His THINGS.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  NOVEMBER 01, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Job 23-27     /     Psalm 105:1-30     /     Proverbs 31     /     Acts 19

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jeremiah 13-15           /    1 Timothy 5

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