What do you have that belongs to you? Doesn’t God own everything? Even the body we exist in belongs to God! When we treat it with contempt, aren’t we abusing God’s property? When we treat others poorly, we are hurting the only thing they have, their spirit. If we abuse their body, then we are abusing what belongs to God. Why then are we allowing the situation of the world to get us down? Dwelling on what other people are doing to one another causes us grief because our hearts break for the pain their physical body is enduring and the spiritual pain that may not heal as quickly as bodily pain. The mental games that people play to gain power and fortune will eventually only prosper to bring about their demise. When everything is gone, what will you have left? Only what you have stored in your heart. That’s why it is so essential to guard your heart. Don’t let the affairs of the world penetrate your soul, place Jesus between it and the abuse of our worldly existence; it’s all you own; protect it.
“They did not call it their own, because they had, in affection, forsaken all for Christ, and were continually expecting to be stripped of all for their adherence to him.” Matthew Henry
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. Acts 4:32
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