October 21, 2013

Today you should read: Judges 5

Economics vs. God…

A camel through the eye of a needle??  Pretty improbable… Jesus said, in Matthew 19:24, that it is easier for it to happen than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom.  What in the world was Jesus saying?  Well, He was saying that it is indeed hard for a rich man to have a desperate need, a need for Jesus, since his “needs” are always met.  It is more difficult, because his riches are His treasure… and to give up that treasure in exchange for treasuring Jesus and awaiting a treasure in heaven, is not something that many rich folk want to do.  But…

Jesus still wants the rich people.  He wants the wealthy, the poor, and everything in between to praise Him and live for Him.  He wants the whole world…all of creation to make Himself their ultimate treasure.

Today’s “Walk-a-Way”

In our lengthy passage, today, we see a song of victory.  Much like the song of Moses, this is a song of praise for God conquering His enemies.  Here, the Israelites had just defeated the more powerful Canaanites.  And in this song of victory and praise, we see a wide-scoped insight.  In verses 11-12 it says;

“Consider this, you who ride on fine donkeys,
 you who sit on fancy saddle blankets,
 and you who walk along the road.

Listen to the village musicians gathered at the watering holes. They recount the righteous victories of the Lord
 and the victories of his villagers in Israel…”

The song says that the rich (those who sit on fine donkeys) and the poor (those who walk along the road) alike should all listen and recount the victories of the Lord.  All people, no matter class, should give their attention to the one true God.

This made me think and ask 2 questions:

1.  Is my economic status inhibiting me from giving my attention to the Lord?  Whether it’s abundant wealth or it’s a constant struggle.  Does it inhibit me from recounting the victories of the Lord?

2.  Who is there in my life whose economic status is clouding their view of God?  Again, wealth or poverty.  And what am I doing to reach them.  Because remember, God wants the donkey riders and the walkers to give him praise.

Posted by: Sam Cirrincione


Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

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