Bought by the Blood

February 13, 2008

Casting Crowns

Filed under: covetousness,Joy,materialism,Matthew — cubsfan1980 @ 11:59 pm
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16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. (Matthew 19:16-22)

This world tells me possessions lead to happiness,
But I know that if possessions block my gaze
Of the perfect King who bled on a cross for me
Then materialism will keep me from true and lasting joy.

Without You, Oh Lord, my heart is filled with sorrow.
In you my life finds purpose and meaning.
I am desperate for you because you have transformed my life
And given me unimaginable riches and blessings.

You are the rock where my hope and joy is found.
I put off all covetousness so that I can live for you,
Eagerly looking forward to when I will cast my crowns before you
And sing with the redeemed songs of praise to You.

 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”*

*-Revelation 4:11

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