August 29, 2006
by: jovial_cynic
I picked up this article from Carman Niesley, a Christian blogger. I've been following his blog for a couple of weeks. His stuff just makes so much sense. This latest post just nails it.

One of the most oft-quoted verses is John 10:10: "...I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

This is a favorite verse of a self-indulgent culture, used to support and confirm our excessive and extravagant lifestyles. We have somehow gotten the idea that this verse validates lavishing ourselves with good things. But we've missed the significance of what Jesus is saying due to our consumeristic mentality.

The abundance is not for us, but is to be given out to others who are in need. The abundance is the overflow of what we have need of. The Scriptures make it clear that we use what is sufficient to meet our needs, and the abundant overflow is to be given to those still in need...

I wish churches in America would preach this more. This is Truth.
np category: theology


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