Zion United Church of Christ
|Posted on July 13, 2022 at 10:10 AM|
Riches from God
“Money can buy medicine, but not health.
Money can buy a house, but not a home.
Money can buy companionship, but not friends.
Money can buy entertainment, but not happiness.
Money can buy food, but not an appetite.
Money can buy a bed, but not sleep.
Money can buy a crucifix, but not a Savior.
Money can buy the good life, but not eternal life
God (alone) is able to supply us”with all things to enjoy.”
As Seneca, the Roman statesman once said: “Money has never yet made anyone rich.” (Great Attitudes, Charles Swindoll)
Another thing that money cannot buy is integrity. Those who have integrity possess one the most respected virtues in all of life. They stand out in any office or school or community. If you can be trusted, whether alone or in a crowd…. If you are truly a person of your word and convictions, you are fast becoming an extinct species. God is waiting for all of us to step it up and become the person He wants us to be. We all need to look at our lives. Are we living in the image of our Lord and Savior? Are we living with joy in our hearts? Are we happy with our lives? The pursuit of happiness is a matter of choice. It is not delivered to our door each morning. If we are waiting for FedEx to deliver joy and happiness to our door we will be waiting for that delivery forever. Joy and happiness cannot be bought. It can only be truly received through Jesus Christ. It starts with believing without seeing. It starts with being a better person that depends on God. Knowing that everything we have comes from Him. Step it up be the person that does the right thing when no one is looking. Spend time with Jesus alone and in church. Only by letting God reign in your life can you experience true excellence in your life. Start today. Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13b-14.)
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Walter Coy