Tag: Honor

Do not fix your love upon your money bags!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“Treasury of David”

“If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them!” Psalm 62:10

Do not fix your love upon your money bags! To bow your immortal spirit to the constant contemplation of fading possessions, is extreme folly.

Shall those who call the Lord their glory–glory in yellow earth? Shall the image of Caesar on coins, deprive them of communion with Him who is the image of the invisible God? As we must not rest in men, so neither must we repose in money.

Gain and fame are only so much foam of the sea! All the wealth and honor which the whole world can afford, would be too slender a thread to bear up the happiness of an immortal soul. Our misery is that we thirst so little for heavenly realities–and so much for the mocking trifles of time and sense.

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37

by Charles Spurgeon

How about some humble pie?

George Whittenby George Whitten

James 4:6b Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

Corrie Ten Boom tells this story in her book, Each New Day.

“When I saw Sadhu Sundar Singh in Europe, he had completed a tour around the world. People asked him, Doesn’t it do harm, you’re getting so much honor?” The Sadhu’s answer was: “No. The donkey went into Jerusalem, and they put garments on the ground before him. He was not proud. He knew it was not done to honor him, but for Jesus, who was sitting on his back. When people honor me, I know it is not me, but the Lord, who does the job.”

Another wise person once said,

“I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his own power, or hesitation in speaking his opinion. But really great men have a … feeling that the greatness is not in them but through them; that they could not do or be anything else than God made them.”

We too, should strive to live knowing that the greatness is through us and give God all the glory He deserves! Lord, help us! We want to empty ourselves of our desires and our agendas, and be available for all the works you want to do through us! And Lord, we want to live a life of honoring You for every work! Thank you for loving us and helping us along the way — in the Name of Yeshua (Jesus), Amen!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten