“He that spared not his own Son,
but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
I don’t know about you but my house is too full of things. Over the years things accumulate and seem to grow out of nowhere.
Many during these days of staying at home choose to clean out the things cluttering their houses. This isn’t a bad thing. In fact, I should do more of it, and I will when the mood strikes. For now, my philosophy is a little here and a little there. Eventually it will all get done.
The bible speaks numerous times about things. In fact, the word things is mentioned 1162 times in the KJV in 1024 verses. Reading the word in context explains the things being discussed. All these things occupy 2 categories; the things of earth and the things of heaven; also, described as things of the world, and the things of God; things of the flesh and things of the spirit.
People carry a propensity to worry about having the things needed to live life to its fullest, searching for the one thing that will give them peace, prosperity, and purpose. If our focus is on the wrong things, we will discover we have spent a lifetime seeking things that perish with us. In the process, we will miss all God provides for life here and for eternity.
In 1Kings 3 the Lord appears to Solomon in a dream.
“And God said, Ask what I shall give thee.”
He has spoken to us in His word and says,
“Ask and it shall be given you:
seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth:
and he that seeketh findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children,
how much more shall your Father which is in heaven
give good things to them that ask him.?”
Matt. 7: 7-11.
- What thing/s do you want?
- How do you go about achieving the things you want?
- What things clutter your life?
“Fear not, little flock;
for it is your Father’s good pleasure
to give you the kingdom.”