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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Walk by Faith

November 8

(2 Corinthians 5:7-10 NIV) “We live by faith, not by sight. {8} We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. {9} So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. {10} For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”

(Philippians 4:11-13 NIV) “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. {12} I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. {13} I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

(1 Timothy 6:6-10 NIV) “… godliness with contentment is great gain. {7} For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. {8} But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. {9} People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. {10} For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”. “Your eyes are bigger than our stomach.” These old folk proverbs are based in the principles of Scripture, and if we’re attentive, they can teach us a spiritual lesson. We have a nasty habit of always wanting what we don’t have. We need to break that habit. If we don’t, contentment will remain an elusive butterfly. What looks best to our eyes is not always best for our life. The things we crave are often detrimental to body and soul. What we covet can often lead to our demise. Attractive things can be deadly things. How many different ways can we say it? This is why God calls us to walk by faith, not by sight. Our human cravings and our lust filled eyes will perish with our dying bodies. But faith will sustain us for eternity. Live by faith. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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