“People try to bring happiness from their circumstances by being rich, by arriving at their position in society. But those things soon pass away. They need eternal hope that is coming from inside out, not from outside in.”
-David Yonggi Cho
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Man is a heavenly being, if we are not building heaven in Christ, We will try to build pseudo-heaven with money on earth.
God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
I advise you to buy gold from me–gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see.
My Thoughts: Gold, White garments, and Salve or ointment is used again and again throughout the bible of what we acquire through a deeper relationship with him.
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.
This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
1 John 5:3 & Matthew 11:30
This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently, obeying his commands and maintaining their faith in Jesus.