Monday, March 20, 2017

The Will Of God Abides Forever

You cannot serve God and mammon
deceitful riches, money, possessions,
or whatever is trusted in."
Matthew 6:24


"Do not love or cherish the world
or the things that are in the world.
If anyone loves the world,
love for the Father
is not in him.
For all that is in the world-
the lust of the flesh,
craving for sensual gratification,
and the lust of the eyes,
greedy longings of the mind,
and the pride of life,
assurance in one's own resources
or in the stability of earthly things,
these do not come from the Father
but are from the world itself.
And the world passes away
and disappears,
and with it the forbidden
cravings, the passionate desires,
the lust of it;
but he who does the will of God
and carries out His purposes
in his life abides,
 remains forever."
1 John 2:15-17 

"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, 
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
 The more of it one has the more one wants.”
Benjamin Franklin 

       We are living in a very impermanent and changeable world. Nothing that we see is going to last permanently. The ambitions, the desires, the passions of people of this world who are immersed in time and the things of the flesh are all going to pass away. There are forces at work in the world – spiritual and material forces much more powerful than we are, forces that we cannot control. We are just like a little speck on the surface of a river being carried along.

     Is there any way to find permanence? Is there any way to find security? Yes, it’s simple. Those words contain the answer: “But the one who does the will of God abides forever.” In the last resort, God’s will is going to stand. When everything else collapses and falls away and becomes impermanent and insecure, disappoints us, and maybe even deceives us, there’s one thing that’s going to stand secure, that’s God’s will.

     God is in control; He’s supreme. And if you unite yourself with the will of God, if you make it your purpose in life to do the will of God, then you are just as strong and just as permanent and just as secure as God’s will. Circumstances will change, the world will change, but the will of God stands firm, enduring and unconquerable and you can be just like the will of God if you set your mind to do it.
-Derek Prince

Bible Teacher and Writer
Derek Prince

"Live simply that others might simply live."
  Elizabeth Seaton


"As you read my stories of long ago
I hope you will remember
that things truly worthwhile
and that will give you happiness
are the same now as they were then.
It is not the things you have
that make you happy.
It is love and kindness
and helping each other
and just plain being good."
Laura Ingalls Wilder

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