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Do Not Set Your Heart on Them.


If riches increase, do not set your heart on them. Psalm 62:10 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

I have met many wealthy folks that material riches is their only thoughts day and night. They are never satisfied with what they have. They sacrifice their unhealthy everything: their physical health, their mental health, their relationships, and their place in Heaven in their desire for material gain. Worst of all they sacrifice their relationship with Jehovah for the dead god of wealth.

In todays world we see so much greed for material gains that this easily applies to the majority of society as well, even though they are in debt up to their eyeballs. They sacrifice a loving relationship with Jehovah for material things which are dead and cannot love them back.

Perhaps that is why depression is a pandemic today.

There is an old saying that says that when the times are good the churches are empty, when they times are bad the churches are full. I have witnessed this through many of decades of walking with Christ.

“Wherever riches have increased, the essence of religion has decreased in the same proportion.” John Wesley

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for blessing me with Your daily provisions. Thank you for bountifully blessing me daily with Your Divine love which is the greatest treasure of all. I extol Thee in the name of the supreme treasure my Beloved best friend Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.

Author: ropheka

As Christ is our King, so too are we His free will servants Joseph a son of Jehovah I have been a faithful servant of our Lord for the past forty years. He has led me to move from the farm to the city. It was there I learned natural medicine as well as to serve by doin volunteer work in a hospital. This was preparing me for the next stage of growth and service unto Him. The next phase was to live in a tent in the western provinces of Canada planting trees. It has here in His marvelous creation of nature that He taught me so much of Himself while serving others in camp as a first aid attendant. If anybody got sick or injured they always came to me. As well, I learned to be a big brother and care about their mental health and for most, it was the first time they were ever loved. This caring for others prepared me for the next step which was to be a teacher all over China. Here not only did my example guide many to our Heavenly King but also taught me how to deal with narcissist. This prepared me to come home to take care of a narcissistic mother while dealing with narcissist family members. It was in China that the Lord also guided me to become a Christian writer which has been faithfully done for the past ten years. I know not what will happen tomorrow but I know who holds tomorrow in His hands and it is Him I place my total confidence and trust in. Joseph a son of Jehovah

15 thoughts on “Do Not Set Your Heart on Them.

  1. There is something to be said for having to depend on God. While money can be and is a useful tool in building God’s kingdom, few of us have the self control to remember it is God’s not ours.

    • It is strange how my brother and I are exact opposites in our mannerism and disposition.

      In your situation that must be extremely difficult with children (especially at this time of year, school starts. Mom and I watched a segment on the news last night about all the “must haves” for children to start the school year. We were shocked. What happened to the paper and pencils? Now it is all computers, mobile phones and printers.).
      Of course I am sure you spoil your most special baby of the family, your cat (mom and I spoil ours). lol

      • Yes school supplies are ridiculous! I do the best I can with it, but I am never able to get everything on the lists they give out. It’s an insane amount of money, and that doesn’t even include uniforms! But God always makes a way 🙂
        Our cat is super spoiled, yes!!

      • When I was a teenager we worked on farms during the summer to pay for these.

        By uniforms do you mean Catholic school? Even though I am not a Catholic I respect their schools because they teach the second best, first of course is home schooling.

        I think the cats are the masters in a house. ha ha

      • Oh cool! I sell stuff on ebay lol.
        Not Catholic, they got to charter schools, which are like a private school but funded through the public school system. They usually have a focus, like my daughter’s school is heavily geared towards the life sciences. Anyway, they have a pretty strict uniform policy. And those uniforms are not cheap 😦

        Yes, My cat makes it clear she owns everything!

      • Charter schools are very good as well, far superior than public.

  2. Thank you, Joseph. I really needed to read this today!

  3. Thank you again for this powerful reminder.

  4. ‘There is an old saying that says that when the times are good the churches are empty, when the times are bad the churches are full.’

    How very true!

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