The Test of a Loser
The Purpose of Life – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:26-34
Key Verse: Matthew 6:25
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Do you think Mother Theresa wasted her life? Is it crazy to live your life with a purpose that serves the under resourced and wounded portion of our society? The way you answer that will guide the way you use money. It’s far from authentic to say that you want to live for others but spend all your money on yourself and your immediate family.
Here are some practical tips to live like Jesus. First, give to God that which is God’s; write your 10% tithe check before you write any other check. Secondly, be quick to give offerings beyond that to things you believe in. Third, set a course in your life to live on less and less, so that you can give more and more. In other words, live like life is more than material possessions.
Our greatest challenge as Christ followers is putting Christ’s words into our daily lifestyle. Too many fall into the trap that says, “I’m a believer and that is all that counts.” Galatians 5:6 reminds us: “…the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” And in James 2:17 – “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action is dead.” Just because we truly believe a truth of Jesus doesn’t mean we’ve accomplished that truth. Jesus gave us His truths so that our lives would live it out. Spend time reading Matthew 6:25-34, grasping God’s promise to take care of our needs if we simply live kingdom principles!
Father, I am determined to be a kingdom person by living your word every day. All that is mine is at your disposal—show me who to bless today! In Jesus’ name, amen.