(There’s More To Life Than Physical Things)
TO THE BIBLE: Luke 12:15 GW
“He told the people, “Be careful to guard yourselves from every kind of greed. Life is not about having a lot of material possessions.””
Would it surprise you to know that there are people in prison today who are joyful and more at peace than many who are free and have all the nice things the heart can desire? That’s because joy isn’t dependent on your surroundings and circumstances; it’s in your spirit. This is what the apostles had, such that even when they didn’t have life’s material comforts, they remained enthusiastic about the gospel. When they were oppressed, persecuted, and imprisoned for preaching Jesus, they were full of joy. So, joy and satisfaction aren’t in material things, but from your spirit.
There’s more to life than the world’s symbols of prosperity. True prosperity is about the triumph of God’s Word in your life. It’s having God’s grace upon your life, which causes everything you’re involved with to succeed. It’s having the totality of God’s blessings and grace, and the enablement to impart the same to others also. And this brings with it happiness, peace, and fulfillment.
How prosperous do you want to be? How glorious do you want your life to be? If you’d meditate on the Word, you’ll have all-round prosperity and true satisfaction! You’ll be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit all-year round! Your leaves will not wither; and whatsoever you do shall prosper. Make the Word your delight and meditation, and your life will be full of glory.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for showing me what true satisfaction is. Your Word has taken centre stage and continually triumphs in my life. I completely depend on your promotion, prosperity, and supply always. Thank you for these, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 15:35-58, Proverbs 8-9
Luke 20:9-18, 1 Samuel 20
Study and meditate on these scriptures that teach about contentment: Matthew 6:25-34, Hebrews 13:5-6, and 1 Timothy 6:3-11.