The Obedience of Simplicity
"He who dies with the most wins" ~ the late and disgraced stockbroker Rene Rivkin once preached.
Jesus does not agree.
A man's life is not measured in the abundance of his possessions.
With gathering comes complexity, responsibility and the worry of loss. He who chooses not to gather avoids the pain of loss, headaches and all manner of complications. (Where will I store all those football cards, dolls, motorcycles or handbags?)
The yearning for simplicity is an internal expression of spiritual ambition.
Where simplicity appears in a believer's life, spiritual waters miraculously part and the Lord powerfully enters upon now available dry ground.
It is from simplicity that eternal wealth is first gained and then paid forward into other's lives.
It is from incessant accumulation I cast my temporary lot with the false habits of this earth, they can only fail me. Beware of casting your dying lot with that which will also perish.
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2:15-17)
Whosoever claims to live in Jesus will also treasure as Jesus treasured.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"God's ways will always oppose man's ways for since Eden we live in an inverted world." ~ Michael Cartwright
ENJOY ~ Escape to Simplicity
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