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Loosing Purpose

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Dusty, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Loosing Purpose

    Ecclesiastes 5:10

    Greed does not necessarily have to be about money . It can be for approval , greed for accolades , , for stus , greed for the fastest car , the prettiest date. -- well you get the picture . Greed has so many faces . Greed speaks of wanting and having more .

    There is an old saying " Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little " . Not being content or satified wiith what we have is the question . And how much money does it take to satisfy man ?

    Answer --- " Just a little more "

    Ecclessiates 5: 19 says that whoever loves money will never have enough . Whoever loves wealth will never be satisfied with it .

    If we feed our desire for greed we will risk losing our purpose in life and possibly our love for Jesus .

    Wealth cannot buy happiness and in the passage it says people come into the world with nothing and they leave with nothing.
  2. Greed stems from fear of not having enough and selfishness. Always focusing on "me".
  3. Genesis 1:27— “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (NIV)

    Ephesians 5:15-16— “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (NIV)
    Romans 8:12-17— “Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation — but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs — heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” (NIV)
    Life purpose — meaning — is inherent in a relationship created and redeemed by a loving God. You and I have significance. We have meaning. We are each a blend of talents, personality, tastes, culture, and history. From body type to the way we interact with the world, we are purposefully unique. Our God created and redeemed us with purpose and for purpose.
    However, just because Living with Purpose

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