Haggai 1:6 ”You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.”
I recently sat down with Randy while we were together at Camp Li-Lo-Li for Labour Day Family Camp. As the keynote speaker for the weekend, he chose to share his thoughts on some passages from the old testament and relate them to what we’re seeing take place all around us today.
Instead of being content with a modest lifestyle, there are those who desire to build for themselves a real estate portfolio of beautiful homes and valuable acreage.
Isaiah 5:8 “Woe to those who join house to house; they add field to field, till there is no place where they may dwell alone in the midst of the land!”
His time in God’s word has opened up speaking opportunities at many bible camps, mid-week studies, and most recently – preparing the Cross Canada Cruisers teams for summer evangelism.
In our recorded discussion that I used for this episode of the podcast, Randy stressed that there’s nothing wrong with owning a house or owning a field. A close look at Isaiah chapter 5 reveals that Israel’s problem was that the people weren’t satisfied with owning just one house or just one field. Greed and covetousness had set in and they were no longer looking for heavenly treasure, but instead were focussed on their earthly wealth.
This was in stark contrast to their father Abraham who looked beyond this world and…
…looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God. Hebrews 11:10
If we take our eyes off Christ and seek the temporal treasures of this world, WOE UNTO US – stewardshipweekly.com/36 – Podcast
— Glen Steinson (@StewardshipWeek) October 7, 2012
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