Pastor Scott’s Weekly Blog – Remember Your Stuff Isn’t Yours (BITB)

“O Lord, God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel,
keep this desire in the hearts of your people forever,
and keep their hearts loyal to you.”
1 Chronicles 29:18 
Perhaps more than ever before, our materialistic culture is focused on accumulating stuff. We base our self-worth on the amount of stuff we have. We have so much stuff, we don’t know what to do with all of it.  But…
He who dies with the most stuff…
still dies…
and his stuff goes to somebody else!

With all of this stuff piled up around us, it is easy to lose sight of what ultimately matters. We get buried by all of our stuff, while at the same time desperately grasping for more because we seem to think that all we need is more.

The problem is not with the stuff. It’s a problem with our hearts. Treasuring our stuff is deadly, and in the end, it all goes back in the box. But treasuring what matters – God and people – and letting go of our stuff releases immense joy and true satisfaction in life. 
King David in the Verse of the Week prays that God’s people will have a generous heart and a heart loyal to God—this sounds like what Jesus called being rich toward God.
Looking for significance and satisfaction? Let’s explore being rich toward God.

See you in worship

Pastor Scott

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