March 20, 2017/Love Not the World

How much attention do you pay to the ads on televison?

We were watching a game show the other night that asked the question: “What are some of the more frequent ads on television other than those for toothpaste?” (Remember, this was back in the late 70’s or so!)

Do have an idea?

Cars.

Pain Relievers.

Sodas.

Detergents.

Now, we would have to add cereal, cell phone plans, make-up, and fast food commercials!

Commercials are a way to entice us to BUY, BUY, BUY. Selling is a way to keep an economy growing. When people don’t buy, businesses don’t make money. When businessess don’t make money, their stocks go down. When stocks go down, the economy falters and people can’t find jobs. When people don’t have jobs, they can’t buy, buy, buy.

It is a hamster-in-wheel problem.

We all need to buy things but we have to be on guard against loving our ‘things of this world’ more than we should. 1 John 2:15-Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any many love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Our actions for Christ reflect on us and will live eternally. Our earthly lusts and pride for ‘things’ will die with us.

So what kind of actions do YOU want your television screen to show when God screens your life?

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