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Don’t be 50% off in your thinking and your lifestyle

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Being Half Right

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:25-34   

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?

Shoppers love to see a sign that proclaims “50% off!”  This is always a good sign to see for bargain hunters!  However, a CEO of a company would never be satisfied with being 50% off in decision making.  No company could survive if they were only correct in their decision making 50% of the time!

As individuals, being half right leaves too much wrong in our lives.  In Matthew 6:25 Jesus said, “Isn’t life more than food and your body more than clothing?”  He is not saying that believing in Him means we can never think about material things.  He is not saying food, clothing and shelter are not important.  Jesus is challenging the philosophy that life is all about or consumed by gaining those things.  It was a different world in Jesus’ day, but people were basically the same as today—worried more about this present world than their future eternity.

Jesus calls us to think more about His kingdom values; to live more for them than accumulating material possessions.  As Jesus said in Matthew 6:32 – “Your Heavenly Father already knows all your needs.”  Don’t be 50% off in your thinking and your lifestyle!  Start focusing more on the eternal!

Father, I need your help in fighting consumerism.  I want to live your values and shine bright for you!  In Jesus’ name, amen.