Bible Study Plan 2019
Today we read:
1 Chronicles 29
-Food for thought day 240-
• 1 Timothy 6:6-8
• 1 Corinthians 13:3-7
Many nowadays deal with the spirit of covetousness. Covetousness is wanting to have what you don’t have or trying to look like somebody else. It’s a sign you’re dealing with an identity crisis and you lack the understanding of God’s Love. As believers in Christ, we should never lose our identity in Christ by trying to look like somebody else.
As a believer, you’re God’s handiwork, the best He ever made with unique characteristics and there can not be another version of you on earth. That’s why you being unique makes you stand out.
The Word of God says: “If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.”
1 Corinthians 13:3-7 MSG
Our text above says: “love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have”. We must be happy where we are in life and be cheerful in what God has assigned us to do. We also must celebrate ourselves for who God has made us to be and not what society expects us to be. For godliness with contentment is a great gain.
Having said the above, I have concluded that God’s Love and covetousness don’t go together. For he that is covetous is selfish!
Remember: love never wants what it doesn’t have, but it’s content with what it already has.
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.
Think and Act!!!!