Sunday, September 25, 2011
A Poverty Theology Parable
Here is a parable about our sometimes twisted poverty theology that I thought was apt. I can certainly relate, especially working for a non-profit and not driving a total beater. Often I feel the need to justify or explain away the nice things that I have to those whom I presume might be judging me..."I got a great deal on it, I swear!" which betrays that I, like the son in the parable, can care more for what people think than I am thankful for how materially gracious He has been to me and my family. I would rather be a thankful daughter than a legalistic ascetic.
This post encouraged me to always be thankful and enjoy the good things in my life, and I hope it will you too!
"Command those who are rich in this present world...to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share." 1 Timothy 6:17-18