“We Didn’t Have Much – But We Had Love”

Lots of elderly people talk about the days of the depression. Many of them would say, “We didn’t have much, but we had love.”That’s what Paul is talking about here.
We live in a world of materialism… stuff.. The more “stuff” you have, the happier you are supposed to be. Or, so they say.
The fact is, stuff does not bring happiness. Years ago there was a bumper sticker that read, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” There was a follow up bumper sticker that read, “He who dies with the most toys, still dies.”
In II Corinthians 6:10, the apostle Paul says, “Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.”
Think about that… “Our hearts ache… but have joy.”
How can your heart ache but you still have joy?
But Paul goes on… “We are poor but we give spiritual riches to others.” How can a poor man give spiritual riches?
And… “we own nothing… yet we have everything.”
Paul was able to say this because of his relationship with Christ. Paul didn’t have earthly riches… he had spiritual riches. In our materialistic age, we focus on stuff. But for the Christian, stuff is not the prize; our relationship with Christ is.
So, today, just because you don’t have lots of stuff does not make you a failure in life.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s