Bible Study & Devotional 229
written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 21:17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
🔴For the Love of Comfort
Luxury, it’s something most of us want and spend hours attempting to create a lifestyle worthy of our ideals. Sacrifice isn’t part of this world’s standard of living. Advertisements, reality shows, and youtube gurus seek to sell us on comfort. The things that will please you and make you happy.
Relaxation isn’t sinning, nor is self-care. But if we continually seek comfort because our preferences need to be addressed, we will remain poor. Poverty doesn’t just apply to monetary wealth but relationships as well. The strain our love for attention, satisfaction, and compensation places on those in our circle weakens the resolve to thrive. As you think about your responsibility to your family, church, school, or business, ask yourself if your demands are too costly.
God’s love is totally satisfying; it isn’t demanding or burdensome. We can all take godly comfort in the Lord’s arms and become the individuals He uses to increase awareness. God is love. I pray we seek His unconditional affection as we journey through our days. Be bold and proclaim the endless bounty of God’s rich love and let all other ideals sink in the sand.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Nehemiah 12:27-13:31, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, Psalm 35:1-16, Proverbs 21:17-18
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