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The Lord has Ownership of All We Have

Thank God for every single thing you can think of, acknowledging His sovereignty over every last thing you have.

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from Mark 15:46, ” Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. “

Background

My wife’s cousin’s husband seems to be doing alright for himself. He and his wife have good jobs and two precious little boys. They have a lovely home in a new neighborhood. And last year, he started an internet business on the side that has exploded over the last six months. So when all of the aunts and cousins got together for a birthday meal on Saturday, it was only slightly surprising to see him roll in driving his new three-wheeled car. To say it is an eye- catcher would be an understatement, and that is exactly his point for having it. He hopes to use it as an advertising tool to create more business. It’s impressive to see a relatively young couple doing so well, enjoying the success and rewards that the world has to offer. Their hard work and ingenuity has certainly translated into many of the luxuries that others will never experience. But if you could, if you were able to enjoy some of the best right now, what would it look like? Would you go all out and have the big house, fancy cars and multiple vacation homes? I guess it sort of depends on where you are in your season of life. My fantasy world would mean that I could take care of the needs that arise without having to stress over them, like fixing our garage doors that have been broken for years, while being able to take care of others’ needs as well. My kids could afford to go to college, but I could also pay for another’s mission trip.

Application

Jesus never lived the fantasy life. He was a walking miracle who did the inexplicable, yet His fanciest clothes and nicest dwelling came to Him at His funeral. The fine linens and new tomb that Joseph of Arimathea provided were the best that anyone had ever given Him, and it arrived after He stopped breathing. What do you give to Jesus? If not your best, then is there a time when you plan on making the upgrade? Is there a plan you’re following to eventually give Him something better? If so, is there a chance you might wait until it’s too late?

Charge

As we seek Him today, thank God for every single thing you can think of, acknowledging His sovereignty over every last thing you have.


AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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