A Kingdom Renewal of the Mind

God has promised a way to live this life without preoccupation of creating great gain. Matthew 6:31-33 tells us this. “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (NIV).

The great apostle Paul addressed the believers in Philippi with this notable comment: “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want” (Philippians 4:11, 12 NIV).

Money is a tool, not a treasure.

But he did not stop with the contentment statement. He went on to suggest that they should always have a heart of thanksgiving, rejoicing in the Lord and living life to its fullest. He admonished them not to worry about each little thing but to instead think good thoughts, thoughts that are pure, admirable, beautiful and excellent.

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Content © Rich Brott, 2011

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