Today is Friday, 25 of March in the year 2022, and our bible verse of the day will be taken from the book of
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on earth.Hebrews 11:13.
Those who belong to and believe in God through Christ Jesus, do not look for a permanent home here on earth by piling up and believing in worldly possessions and pleasures, rather they take their minds off these things and journey towards arriving that great and everlasting city where they rightfully belong.
There is a very important remark I want to make here because I have heard about cases where people burnt their certificates, gave up their jobs and possessions and ended up poor and begging, all in the name of giving up everything to follow Christ.
And when life begins to treat them bad they or other people will blame it on the Christian teachings, not knowing that these people misquoted the scriptures and destroyed themselves.
Therefore I want us to understand that rejecting the world to follow Jesus means that we should not pile up riches for ourselves i.e. to acquire material possessions.
For instance, building mansions in several places, buying private jets and planes and fleet of cars, saving large sums of money in bank accounts etc.
Our money should be used for such things as spreading the gospel that Christ has entrusted unto us as well as helping those in need, the poor and the lacking, never failing to give to anyone who approaches us for help.
And I want to reveal to you at this point that Jesus Christ was rich while here on earth, that was why He had Judas Iscariot as a treasurer; people did not know this because He didn’t show up but instead channeled His money into helping those who were in need.