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THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S - The Midas Trap and How to Avoid it

#4 - SACRIFICIAL GIVING IS GOD'S WAY OF PREVENTING SPIRITUAL ALZHEIMER'S

Speaker
Rev Don Horban
Scripture
Various Passages

#4 In The Series "THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S - The Midas Trap and How to Avoid it"

It's always good to stop and ask who we are and what we are doing. Before David would allow himself to gloat over the greatness of his philanthropyhe reminds himself and all the peoplethat they stand only as humble servants before the greatness of Gods majesty. And he doesnt just say this once. He repeats it in verse 15 - "For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding."


The NASB actually has the word "tenants" - "....and we are tenants before you." Everyone knows what a tenant is. He's a renter, not an owner. Not only that, David reminds these people that they only rent life on this earth for a little while. They have as much permanence here as a shadow. This should keep tenants from making plans that are too long range on this earth. How much money should you invest in improving a house you don't own? And one which you will be leaving very quickly?


We're short-term tenants. Without this understanding we quickly develop spiritual alzheimer's.

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