Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
Many Focus on Earning Money and Living a Financially Driven Life Which Lets Money Become Their “god”

Many Focus on Earning Money and Living a Financially Driven Life Which Lets Money Become Their “god”

June 5, 2021

Many Focus on Earning Money and Living a Financially Driven Life Which Lets Money Become Their “god”

MESSAGE SUMMARY: We are so focused on earning money and other financially driven life activities so that it is easy for money and finances to become our god. Making finances “our god” violates the Second Commandment. Jesus is Lord over all Creation, as we are told in Psalms 24:1: “The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.”. Therefore, everything that has been entrusted to you is God’s. In James 5:1-3, the author of the Book of James provides insight into someone who does NOT make God the Lord of their finances: “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.”. Therefore, let God Be Lord over your finances, which are, in reality, God’s finances.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, I will seek God’s perspective on my situation. For I know that in all things God  works together for good to those of us who love Him and are called according to His purpose. (From Romans 8:28).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Psalms 24:1-10; James 5:1-6; Psalms 25:1-22; Psalms 45:1-17.

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Today’s World May Present Choices and Prioritizations that Conflict with Jesus’ Demand to “deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” – Make Careful Choices

Today’s World May Present Choices and Prioritizations that Conflict with Jesus’ Demand to “deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” – Make Careful Choices

December 3, 2020

Today’s World May Present Choices and Prioritizations that Conflict with Jesus’ Demand to “deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” – Make Careful Choices!

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

In a time in which we hear so much about self-help, self-image, and self-actualization, Jesus is saying self-denial is the way to life. Jesus tells us, in Matthew 16:24, that self-denial is a key element in following Him: “Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’". “Taking up one’s cross” means to die to self-ambitions. When we die to our self-ambitious and put them on the cross, Jesus’ life moves through us: “Not my will but Thy will.”. Also, Jesus tells us in Mathew 10:38-39, about the catastrophic consequences of our not denying self to serve Him: “And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.". Additionally, Paul’s life and ministry were all about his self-denial and suffering so that he could be a Follower of Jesus, as he tells us in Galatians 6:17: “From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.". By denying self, we become alive in Jesus; and His Spirit flows through us – we experience eternal life and abundant life

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Resentment. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Compassion. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 16:24; Mathew 10:38-39; Galatians 6:14-17; Psalms 141:1-10.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “We Need to Create a Culture of Grace and Kindness in Our Country Today Which Gives Others the Benefit of the Doubt and Visibly Values Other People", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

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