Keeping Up With the Joneses


English: 4 days of Evangelism Training in Sout...

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in
whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to
be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I
am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and
to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which
strengtheneth me

Philippians 4:11-13

People get into financial trouble when they violate the scriptural principle of not coveting. To covet is to long after something. We’re
supposed to fix our desire upon Jesus. He is the one whom we long after
and follow.

The mentality of the world (and a lot of believers stay in the way of
the world) is that they have to keep up with the Joneses. Or else they
have big eyes, desiring everything they see. When people run after
money so they can be fulfilled, they are guilty of coveting. Coveting
gets you into trouble.

God has promised to give you abundance because He loves you and you
obey Him. But life is not based on what you have. Your life is in
Jesus. He is your sufficiency. All the rest is just bonus material that
God gives you to use as you bring more people to Jesus.











May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!