NO HOARDING

February 21, 2015

Treasure after

NO HOARDING

As practiced every day, learning the discipline of prayer and devotion it is incumbent upon you to leave the place of prayer determined to share the good of your quiet time with somebody during the day. This may be done in a variety of ways: through conversation with God’s people, through personal evangelism, through writing, blogging and so on. Not to use what the Lord has given you is merely to acquire knowledge that puffs up (1 Cor. 8:1). As was seen in the wilderness, the Israelites who hoarded the manna found that it bred worms (Exod. 16:20).

 

 

 

When God blesses you daily like the manna you must give away that blessing every day, if the vessel doesn’t become empty how can God fill you fresh and anew each day.

 

 

 

The complaint that some Christians experience of being stagnant or dull is what we could call the “Prepper Christian” like the modern survivalist/prepper of today you are hoarding what God gave you like it can be stored up and saved for the big bang, the emergency crisis that might happen on day soon. Fearing some spiritual holocaust you miserly keep every good and precious thing that you’ve gleaned from your personal spiritual journey to “have it ready” for the big crisis.

 

 

 

Surprise, you’re really just a dry husk of a Christian, there is no spiritual hoarding, there is only being poured out each day like water from a glass. Spiritual evaporation is what happens to those who choose not to share their blessings.

 

 

 

 Paul’s call for continuance in the Word must be matched, with obedience to the Word of God. Paul stresses that “the Holy Scriptures … are able to make [us] wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (v. 15). Scripture only affects the life when it is coupled with the obedience of faith. The writer to the Hebrews speaks of those who never entered fully into the covenant blessing of God because the Word was not “mixed with faith” (Heb. 4:2). There is no substitute for faith-obedience and good works done for the Glory of God.

 

 

 

Share your blessings, be bold, to those that are timid and shy start with passing out small bibles or buy little God bless you notes and leave them with every tip at your restaurant. Pray for boldness, share your faith with people you don’t know, it’s sometimes easier than trying to witness to people you do know.

 

 

 

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

2 Responses to “NO HOARDING”

  1. Heather said

    This brought to mind the parable Jesus told of the servant who was given money to invest, but buried his allotment and assumed that giving back the original value to his master would be acceptable. Thank you for the encouragement to be bold with investing the treasure that’s been entrusted to those who believe in Christ.

  2. Thank you Heather for the encouragement, God bless

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