God's blessing is never singularly possessive.
There's a car commercial airing on television these days that shows a father selecting the type of wash he wants for his new car. From the back seat, his young son negatively shakes his head with every selection until his finger in on the premium wash. As dad makes that selection, he shakes his head in disbelief while his son puts his foot on the back front seat as a sign of ownership.
Looking at the root message of that ad, I conclude we should treat our possessions as something our children will inherit. Really? But what about the bumper sticker that reads, "I'm spending my children's inheritance?" I conclude there are but a few things we can leave our children that really matters. They include having a good name, a grateful and teachable spirit, a testimony of diligent work and being obedient to God's word. These things last, but everything else, including a new clean car will forever get dirty, rust and wind up in the garbage heap, regardless of how much we paid and how we treat it.
I'm grateful for what you've provided and want to treat it a wise steward, because I regard my possessions as things under my care, but still belonging to You. That includes my family who are far more valuable that anything I might purchase or save. Thank you for the example in Scripture of godly men and women who showed by example how we should treat stuff and how to live to bring glory to Your holy name.
Right pray-ers will listen to God and do what He says before approaching Him. (2000)
How should the church respond when the nations plot? (2001)
What could God do through you if you were obedient today? (2003)
Some won't come to Jesus because they can't get past the contradiction you present them. (2004)
Do you have God's blessing? (2005)
Only God can train someone to think of someone else before themselves. (2007)
Though he may try, man can't screw-up God's plan. (2008)
Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating
and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight
2. Resources are derived
from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003),
Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in
365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2008).
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