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Strive To Live Within Your Financial Means, Resist The Temptations Of The World, Treasures In Heaven, Be Content With What You Have, We Cannot Take It With Us, Closing Remarks For Citizens Of America, Reading Resources List
If there is one lesson that I hope you take away from this series, it is that we all need to learn to live within our means, and simply be satisfied with that. We must not allow ourselves to be overly enticed by the things of the world. As I pointed out in part two, we all need to remember the wise words of the Apostle John who wrote the following:
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
1 John 2:15-17, KJV
Following are some additional verses that are found in both the Old and the New Testaments where we are advised to live within our means, and to be content with the things that we have, not desiring too much more, realizing that when we leave this current life, we certainly cannot take any of it with us. Better it is to store up eternal treasures in the Kingdom of Heaven:
"As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand."
Ecclesiastes 5:15, KJV
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also . . . No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon . . . But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
Matthew 6:19-21, 24, 33, KJV
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"
Mark 8:36-37, KJV
"Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed."
John 6:27, KJV
"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."
Philippians 4:11, KJV
"But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content."
1 Timothy 6:6-8, KJV
"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
Hebrews 13:5, KJV
In conclusion, if Americans as individuals, and if America as a nation, lived within their means, and stopped being so greedy, and so wasteful, and stopped living on borrowed time and borrowed credit, they would not now find themselves in their current debt crisis and fiscal dilemma. The American government needs to adopt a more equitable tax system, where the privileged class carries its fair share of the national tax burden. Political favoritism is unjust and unpatriotic, and it must be done away with. It is the failure of the US government to take this necessary step, which has resulted in undue hardships on working class Americans, and it has only served to fuel discontent amongst the masses. If the leaders of America don't correct this situation, the pipers -- foreign creditors -- may come knocking at your door soon, demanding full payment. Then what will you do?
With these sobering thoughts I will bring this series to its conclusion. It is my hope that you have found it both interesting and informative, and I pray that it has been a blessing in your life as well. If you happen to have an account with either Facebook, Twitter or Google+, I would really appreciate if you would take the time to click on the corresponding link that is found on this page. Thank you so much, and may God bless you abundantly!
For additional information, you may want to refer to the list of reading resources below which were also mentioned in this series, or which are related to this series, and which are likewise located on this very same Bill's Bible Basics website.
Beholding the Evil and the Good
Civil Disobedience and Christian Persecution
Going Down the Highway of Life
Have You Sold Your Soul for a Pound of Flesh?
Is the KJV Bible the Inerrant Word of God?
Killing and the Phinehas Priesthood
Killing, Murder and Military Duty
Love, Mercy, Forgiveness and Chastisement
Obama, McCain and the Bush Legacy
Oh Israel, Why Will Ye Die?
One From Beyond: Hebrew of Hebrews
Saddam Hussein's Execution and the Euro Dollar War
The Fruits of Disobedience
The Heavenly Vision: Have You Got It?
The International Jew and the Protocols of Zion
The Royal Law: Thou Shalt Love!
Welcome to Greater Israel, USA!