FBC E-Blast - November 22, 2010
FBC E-Blast - November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010

First Baptist Church - E-blast

Only Temporary

Proverbs 23:5

In our last devotional, we looked at Proverbs 23:4. Today I want us to look at the next verse. I will bet you can relate to it. Verse 5 says, Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away like an eagle toward heaven.

Does it ever seem to you that your money has wings? That it just flies off more quickly than you would have ever imagined?! Money can be very temporary, very transitory in nature. Proverbs 27:24 reinforces that truth when it tells us, For riches are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations.

You need to understand that wealth is temporary just like our time here is temporary. What are the implications for how we live our lives? As believers, it is so important for us to have a pilgrim mindset and realize that we are just passing through. This world is not our home. This life is a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. If you begin to think that somehow things are permanent, and you plan as if it is all permanent, you are going to get off course in your life with God.

Moses is a great example of someone who made a choice to live life with the right priorities. You can read about it in Hebrews 11. In that chapter, Moses chose to suffer affliction with the people of God rather than to enjoy all the riches of Egypt. Moses had everything at his fingertips, but he made the right choice. He said, "You know what? There are more important things. My priorities are different than this." And his lifestyle changed pretty radically in a hurry.

But looking back, it's obvious that Moses made the right choice isn't it? He changed the world and right now he is in heaven enjoying the presence of God.

By Bayless Conley

For Your Information

Upcoming Events

As we finished the intentional life this last Sunday, we looked into iThank, the intentional thanksgiving. We ought to show God our thankfulness as well as those that are around us. This sermon is on the website. Next week we will be starting a new series called The Advent Conspiracy. We will be going into some misconceptions about Christmas and how we can overcome them and return this Christmas season back to the Lord.

November 24, 2010 - Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7 PM

November 28, 2010 - Lord's Supper following Morning Worship

December 24, 2010 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM

During the months of January, February and March we will be having Bible studies for the men and for the ladies. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer for those interested in being a part of this great time of learning and fellowship. If you are not able to sign up on the sheet, please let Pastor Ben or Stephanie know, so you will be included in this event.

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