"And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest." - Jeremiah 45:5[i]...seekest thou great things for thyself?[/i][b][color=660033]Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. [/color][/b]
_________________Christopher Joel Dandrow
REPLY to:Brother Chris may I add:Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.So if a person Doesnt know any poor people they are hanging out in the wrong places.Eddie
if a person Doesnt know any poor people they are hanging out in the wrong places.
replyDorcas wroteOr, if a person is not willing to become poor for Christ's sake, they are staking their acceptability with God on the wrong criteria.Agreed and dont it make you wonder why every one is taking up money.And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men but God knoweth your hearts for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.Eddie
Thanks to both of you :)EDIT: I thought of this message that I heard recently, and thought that it might fit well here...[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=14438&commentView=itemComments]The Dream of the Kingdom[/url]