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"The earth is the Lord‘s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein." Psalm 24:1 NKJV
"We should never forget that God has placed us on trial in this world, to determine our fitness for the future life. None can enter heaven whose characters are defiled by the foul blot of selfishness. Therefore God tests us here by committing to us temporal possessions that our use of these may show whether we can be entrusted with eternal riches. It is only as the self-sacrificing life of Christ is reflected in our life that we can be in harmony with heaven, and be fitted to enter there." 2 Selected Messages, 134
Did you know there is freedom in dependence? Sounds like a crazy idea doesn‘t it? But in God‘s Kingdom to depend on Him relieves us of all kinds of stress. Ownership has incredible stress. If you are the owner then the ―buck stops‖ with you! You have to be sure everything is provided, working, and organized. You are the planner for every detail.
To place dependence on the perishable things of the earth is the purest folly. Fortunes have been lost at the stroke of a pen; disasters have swept away the mansion with the hovel; wars know no boundaries of affluence. Floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and fire take their fearful toll. Inflation and market manipulation, in a matter of hours, can erase fortunes that took lifetimes to build.
Our only safety and source of peace for our minds is a total dependence on God.
Appeal: Our offering today is for the support of our Church needs.