Sunday, August 26, 2012


Job 21; 7-9, 13-16  ''“Why do the wicked prosper, growing old and powerful? They live to see their children grow up and settle down, and they enjoy their grandchildren. Their homes are safe from every fear, and God does not punish them.''
''They spend their days in prosperity, then go down to the grave in peace. And yet they say to God, ‘Go away. We want no part of you and your ways. Who is the Almighty, and why should we obey him? What good will it do us to pray?’ (They think their prosperity is of their own doing,
but I will have nothing to do with that kind of thinking.)''

    Do you ever question the fairness of this life, like Job?  He recognized this foolish way of ungratefulness and rejected it.  We too can get caught up in the entitlement line of thinking and consider ourselves as deserving. We think we can pick and choose the rules that apply to us. We are not promised earthly riches but should see every blessing as a gift from God.  
     When people think 'I've done it', its a misconception because we can do nothing without His help.  People often associate their value with their jobs or possessions.  What a weak scale to measure by? 
     Jesus says 'come just as you are.'  If you want for something, let it be character building qualities....grace, patience, gentleness, generosity, and humility.  If your giving out credit for things in life, step aside and give it to Him.