First or Last? 2/2

What is it to remain last?

It is to first of all have nothing but by Yahuvahs grace and mercy to be given life and for the person to realise and accept it but at the same time fulfil what’s required of them laid down by Yahuwshuas words. It is to allow him to dwell within us and to give up our lives as he did his. It is to stop ourselves from trying to be rich, trying to be the best, competing with others and many other worldly things and instead to allow him to direct our lives. We must stop complaining about things. The number of times i’ve asked someone how they are and they say ‘they’re surviving’. Thy should be filled with peace as this is what Yahuwshua left for us. Things should never overcome us, i know we feel that they do, but then we must be in our own strength which of course is weak compared to Yahuvahs. As soon as we feel burdened, stressed, frustrated we obviously are doing something wrong and we need to take a step back and seek the Lords guidance and i mean truly seek it with assured faith and belief that things will get better.

Matthew 6

24“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

When we accept Yahuvah into our lives we are accepting him as our master. There should be nothing and no one that will ever tear us away from him, not a job, money etc. If they try, he will strengthen us and will will return to him. There is nothing that our master will not provide for us.

Should Christians have this world as their master, including its material contents [concentrating on how to boost your finance, how to get rich, trying to be popular, trying to ‘get to the top’ by yourself etc] then they are even further from Yahuvah than those who are pleasant beings with no faith at all.

What happens when the Christian loses all their possessions, fails their exams, doesn’t get what they desire? Will they hate Yahuvah for it? Will they think it was a bad thing that happened? They may be so distressed because this thing was their master and now they’ve lost it. They may devote themselves to trying to get it thinking that Yahuvah will help them, whether he does is up to him of course. I’m not saying we should hate money etc, i’m just saying there are more important things in life, after all when we die, any money, education that we worked so hard for will remain in this material world, your desires will mean nothing, yet if you only worked as hard on your faith, then what a treasure you would have in the spiritual world.

I remember reading a quote which said something like, the greatest treasure on Earth is in the unrealised dreams and aspirations in graveyards. Think about what they wanted to achieve, they may hav wanted an expensive car, a mansion, the perfect family, more money. They went to chool, learnt a thing or two, went on to University perhaps, increased their nowledge but what are these things rally? I mean they’re no longer existent now. Not that these things are a waste of time, we should have a direction in life, but the only real direction is God given. I only pray that many people who have died and are dying have dedicated their lives to Yahuvah because thats the only real thing that lasts beond the grave. Compare a guy who is unemployedfor 10 years, always borrowed money and had a heroin addiction and had few friends to a successful business woman with two cars, a house, and a husband with 3 kids and many uppor class frinds and contacts. Upon their death, the true successful person could be the guy who though he had problems may have had the strongest conviction in the existence of God that you have ever known though he couldnt beat his vices. The woman may not have known God.  Its like she had her 5 minutes of fame but now has nothing, and the guy who was trodden on and spat at has the greatest peace and at eternity of ‘fame’.

There should be no such thing as saying’oh i have no time to read the bible or learn more about Yahuvah. We must strengthen our faith whereby we have no time to study, to work on our business, to go out with friends.

Matthew 6:

19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

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