Worldly Things are Transient!
“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.” 1 John 2:15
Misplaced priority has been the major delay to many believers in the journey of faith. Individuals who concentrate on the chase of strange interests usually end up feeling empty and void. We can escape the danger of worldly things if we allow God’s word to inspires our minds on the things set above. Today we will review some important characters in the Bible to enable us to understand the danger of loving the world.
Gehazi was a servant of prophet Elisha. He was supposed to receive double portion anointing from his master, who got the same from Elijah. But Because of his love for worldly things, he lost it. He misused the grace given to him—he misplaced destiny for appetite’s sake and greed.
Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.”
This was the case of Gehazi; he could not control himself after seeing those things. He later went behind his master to collect the gifts. When Gehazi ran after Naaman, the Syrian general that was healed of leprosy by his Master (Elisha) for free, little did he know the consequences of this act. He forgot that friendship with the world is hostility toward God.
Gehazi’s desire can be related to many lives today because we live in a time when people are more concerned with what they acquired in this world but forget eternity. Many Christians are so fascinated with flashing things; we lose our senses when they appear to us. Brethren, don’t desire to have it with greediness because you may lose it all but rather seek to have it with righteousness and contentment in Christ Jesus, which is the key to a blessed life. Proverbs 28:25 says, “Anyone who is greedy stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.”
1. Oh Lord, help me not to fall by the wayside.
2. Mark 8:36; Holy Spirit, uproot any desire that does not profit my soul for eternity in Jesus’ name. Amen.