A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. (Prov. 12:14)
While we think we may be immune to the endless litany of television commercials, newspaper ads, our friends' gadgets and gizmos, the constant admonition to spend, spend, spend, we Christians need to be alert to how Satan tempts us with the temporal. I'll mention a few ways to avoid the magnetism of the cash register or the credit card.
Doctrinal danger . . . substituting the temporal for the eternal.
Personal danger . . . trying to impress instead of imparting the Word.
Economical danger . . . spending more than you have.
Psychological danger . . . believing your purchase will make things "all right."
Make Hebrews 12:3 your aim: "Consider Him . . . so that you may not grow weary and lose heart."
Day by Day with Charles Swindoll
What is a litany? A litany is any long and tedious address or recital; "a litany of failures".
We live in a fallen world. That is the unfortunate reality we live with right now. It is because of this fact that we are constantly being bombarded with one bad news after another. The spiritual and moral decay of our societies are what is leading up to the litany of dangers and problems people from all around the world are confronted with on a daily basis.
The litany of dangers are all around us. The can be very subtle in nature and can also be outright in nature. Danger can be seen or heard from a mile away. Danger can also come to us suddenly and unexpectedly. Every single time we have of any bad news, we, as Christians have to be constantly reminded of God's sovereignty over our lives. My dear friends, God will never left you nor forsaken you. I'm in total agreement with the Apostle Paul when he says the following:
"Consider Him . . . so that you may not grow weary and lose heart."
Those words provide both comfort and strength. Do those words resonate in your heart, mind, and soul? Do those words remind you of God's faithfulness in the face of an endless litany of danger. I find it very encouraging to know that without a shadow of doubt God is in total and complete control over the affairs of man regardless of what it looks like right now. Regardless of what we see and hear, God has promised us, His children, that a day will come when this fallen world we live in will be transformed in such a way that God's righteousness will reign and shine in the lives of those that have accepted His Son, Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Savior.
The endless litany of danger that we face right now will come to an end one day. In the meantime, we must "consider Him" so that we will not grow weary and lose heart. I encourage all of us (including myself) to maintain our eyes, hearts, and souls in Christ. Jesus endured the litany of dangers. We can do the same. God has sent us a Helper, the Holy Spirit, to empower us and enables us so that we too can endure the litany of dangers that this fallen world has to bring to us. There is not enough space in this post to share with you the many times God has supernaturally delivered me from the litany of dangers that have come into me and my family's lives. I'm confident in the Lord that you have countless testimonies to share with the world as well. My dear friends, God is indeed Faithful and True.
Thank you so much for reading this far! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).