2015 Frieda P. Smith
Turn on the television and listen to many of our televangelists. Tell me, what are most of them talking about? Prosperity. Money. Material things. Many of our prominent spiritual leaders are focused on the days when we have more money, better-paying jobs, bigger houses, and nicer cars.
However, Biblically, for believers on the Lord Jesus Christ, our lives are not based on the accumulation of material goods. We have been called into a life of service. When Jesus returns and we (the righteous) go back to be with Him (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17), we want to hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.
In our text that serves as the foundation for this inspirational message, King David wrote these words in the 16th verse of my favorite psalm, Psalm 37, “A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked”.
My friends, there is nothing wrong with having riches, but what King David wants us to know is that compared to the riches of the wicked, it is better to have “little”. In other words, if we have to act carnally in order to become wealthy, it is better to remain righteous and survive with little.
Can we keep it real for a moment? It saddens me to watch the people of God behave as the people in the world in order to get rich. God is not in that!
My sister or brother…you do not have to sleep with your boss to get promoted. You do not have to destroy your brother or sister’s name in order to make yourself look good.
I do not know to whom I am writing, but you have been surviving on little for a while now. However, I pray this message has given your “little” a new perspective!
And one last thing—while we are on the subject of perspective—a little is better than nothing at all.
I know what I am talking about. Since I became ill, I have lost income and have learned how to live with little. Keeping it real, my years as a Girl Scout came in handy; I was taught how to “rough it” with little.
While driving with my daughter Rachelle to VCU Hospital in Richmond two weeks ago, I shared with her how different I have become since I have had to survive with little. It really changed the way I think about money now. I am more grateful than ever for the little that I have.
I have learned that a little gas will get you to the nearest gas station. A little food will keep you from starving to death. A little light will dispel darkness. A little water will keep you hydrated. A little money will keep you from going broke. A little sleep will get you up and dressed in the morning. A little ray of hope will keep you encouraged. A little prayer will keep your connected to God the Father. A little walk is good for your body. A little time alone is refreshing. A little message from a friend can keep you going for days.
A little never looked so good!
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