Last week, there was quite a response to the first message on generosity, and especially to the phrase, “act your wage”, which was coined by Craig Groeschel and Dave Ramsey. This week, I decided to expand on it a bit, using Hebrews 13.1-6 as my basis.
Have you ever looked up the definition of the term ‘debacle’? Loosely defined, it’s a great big failure.
It seems we don’t need to look very far these days to find an illustration for that!
On both sides of the border, politics is providing its share of debacles. Organizations are seeing leadership debacles. Companies are seeing economic debacles.
Where can we turn to find something better?
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace” (Hebrews 13.8-9a, NLT).
Too often, as followers of Jesus, we are easily drawn in to all the troubles of the world. Indeed, we should be active in the world, and pray for the world, but we should keep our eyes on Jesus, on whom we can depend all the time.
“Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith” (Hebrews 12.1b-2a, NLT).
Don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good, but likewise, don’t be so earthly minded that you lose sight of heaven.