June 11, 2024 – It’s All Just Stuff

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It’s All Just Stuff
June 11, 2024

DAILY PROVERB:

Proverbs 14:24-26
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly. A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Imagine for a moment you’re coming home, and as you turn the corner where you live, you see fire trucks and a crowd gathered around what was once your home. Friends, I don’t have to imagine very hard, as I lived through this very scenario.

    Everything I thought I loved so much was in that house. My records (for those of you who are teens or younger, they were like a CD, only bigger. Ask someone who lived in the 60s to explain it), our pictures, my guitar, our clothes, and everything. However, when I turned the corner, got out of my car, and ran toward the house, I was not worried one bit about those things. I was wondering where my wife and my four children were. Once I found them safe at a neighbor’s home, I really didn’t care too much about that old house anymore.

    Were we saddened over the fact that we lost many of those things inside? Sure, we were. Pictures that can never be replaced were in there. A wedding gown my wife had hoped to pass down someday was ruined. We lost some precious items.

    We often rely on things such as our house to keep us warm, dry, and safe. However, a house and all our belongings in it, when it really comes down to it, are just things. The only constant we will ever have that can never be removed is God.

    Over the years, we’ve learned not to trust in things. Instead, we have put our complete faith in God. In Him, I have confidence and an assurance that my family and I are safe for all eternity.

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Look around you for just a moment and ask yourself: What would happen if all of this vanished today, with no chance to save any of it? Guess what, it could, and it’s not that important. The house and all those earthly things are just stuff. However, God will provide a way for those who rely on Him. Put your faith in God, not in things. He will see you through. Remember, He gave you all that stuff to begin with. It really all belongs to Him.

Could things become an idol that seperate us from God?

IF YOU ARE JOURNALING:

Ask yourself, what are MY THOUGHTS concerning this Passage, and todays Devotion?

Do I find within this reading a CHALLENGE for my life?

What are one or two things I WILL DO today or this week to accept that CHALLENGE?

  

GOD TALKING TO ME: June 11, 2024

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
  Job 11-17
  Proverbs 14:24-26

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  1 Chron. 3-5
  John 16:16-33

 Living In His Word Ministries
  “Getting people into the Word of God…
     …and the Word of God into people.”
                           Romans 10:17

 Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
 Founder and Executive Director
 Hebrews 2:12
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