In an overly materialistic world, Solomon gave some sound advice in Ecc. 6:9, "Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire." Far too many are complaining about the things they do not have, instead of being grateful for what they do have. It is true, we may not have everything some people have, but each of us is richly blessed.
Paul learned a lesson we all need to learn. He wrote in Phil. 4:11, "For I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." He later wrote in 1 Tim. 6:6, "Now Godliness with contentment is great gain." If our greatest drive in life is to be pleasing to God, we will not waste life pursuing material things. Yes, having worldly needs met is important, but that should not be the focus of life. Jesus set priorities for us in Mt. 6:33, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Billy Watkins - Minister/Elder
1-6-19 - Bible Study
1-6-19 - Sunday Morning Worship
1-9-19 - Wednesday Evening
Lesson 1 - World Video Bible School