Love of God – PRICELESS

Today I want to do a two part blog about foolishness. This first one will be about self-image and the second will be about money. I will be the first to admit that I am a huge fool, and these two subjects have been on my mind all morning.

All my life I have been taught to accept my self the way I am, to be proud of who I am, and to stay original. I have kept this close to my heart and done by best to abide by it.  Recently however I realized, I have done the oposite of that. I have been spending lots of money trying to fit in, and to look good. I have put upon myself a horrible self imagine, and I am constantly worried about how I look. An example to be used is I have a particulr outfit that costs me $519 before taxes!

  • Skinny Jeans – $78
  • Button up shirt – $88
  • Vest – $58
  • Bow Tie – $20
  • Shoes – $150
  • Jacket – $100
  • Hat – $25

That is an absoute foolish amount of money to spend on clothes, let alone just one outfit! But yet I continue to do it. I continually waste money buying the best clothes so that I can look good to others around me.

Luke 12:27

Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

I love this verse because it is a great reminder that no matter how much money you have, you can never buy beauty. But yet we are foolish enough to try to believe so.

Luke 12:34

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Where we spend our money is where our heart is. How can we tell God we love Him and put Him first, but yet at the same time spend so much money trying to look good.

Matthew 6:24

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

We can’t serve both God and money, or God and our self imagine. If we look at some of the characters from the bible we can see that they did so much work for God, and had horrible outward appearances. For example we got John the Baptist. He never bathed or shaved and his diet consist of honey and locust. We have Samson who never shaved his head, Samuel who never shaved his head, Leah who was ugly, and Isiah straight up preached naked.

Matthew 3:4

John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

Judges 16:17

So he told her everything. “No razor has ever been used on my head,” he said, “because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother’s womb. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.”

1 Samuel 1:11

 And she made a vow, saying, “LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”

Genesis 29:17

Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was lovely in form, and beautiful.

Isaiah 20:2-3

the Lord told Isaiah son of Amoz, “Take off the burlap you have been wearing, and remove your sandals.” Isaiah did as he was told and walked around naked and barefoot.
Then the Lord said, “My servant Isaiah has been walking around naked and barefoot for the last three years.

So the point is our outward appearance means nothing to the Lord, all He wants from us is to serve Him whole heartedly. No amount of money is going to buy God’s love. It is a free gift given to us. God has accepted us just the way we are and calls us to Him!

  • Skinny Jeans – $78
  • Button up shirt – $88
  • Vest – $58
  • Bow Tie – $20
  • Shoes – $150
  • Jacket – $100
  • Hat – $25
  • Love of God – PRICELESS
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