Friday, December 26, 2014

Wherefore do ye spend money......

Who is my lighthouse!!

Isaiah 55:2  Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread and your labour for that which satisfieth not?  Harken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.   KJV

"spend money"  - I see this in my life could also mean time.
"on that which is not bread?  - or that which is not rewarding or valuable in life.
"labour for that which satifieth not"  give the strength and gifts of my body to that which in the long run brings no satisfaction.  That which is fluff or sometimes even harmful - certainly not essential or best.

This verse brought a picture to my mind.  I am like a child in the home, living on the riches and bounty of my Father yet going about my own interests.  Not rising to give help when needed or even offering to be involved in the life of the home.  i.e. doing dishes, helping serve, even keeping my own personal space tidy or clean.  Living my life as if others are there for my convienience and comfort - living selfishly.

This clearly is not the recommended way.  Isaiah says, in my own paraphrase - ' listen very seriously, paying attention to what I am saying.  Only give your time and money to that which is good, not only for your own body, soul and spirit,  but for others involved in your life, and those God may put in your pathway.  Make that involvement one that makes their life better.  This will be delightful and nourshing to your soul.  A sure fire way to improve your life personally, and bring joy to others and make you aware of all your Father in heaven has done in making you His child. '    (Ok.  A very loose translation but is is how this verse hit me.)  

LORD - let me begin to spend my life on that which is of true value.                  

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