Christ Our Treasure "We should not put our confidence in earthly wealth (Amos 6:1a, 4-7); rather, we should put our trust in the Lord who made heaven and earth (Psalm 146). Desiring to be rich often causes us to fall into temptation; contentment comes when we realize we have brought nothing into the world and can take nothing out of it (1 Timothy 6:6-19). In Jesus' parable of the poor man Lazarus, we see that in light of eternity, wealth means nothing (Luke 16: 19-31)." - Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (from The Book of Common Prayer)
"The rich man, in purple splendor, is not accused of being greedy or of carrying off the property of another, or of committing adultery, or, in fact, of any wrongdoing. The evil alone of which he is guilty is pride. Most wretched of men, you see a member of your own body lying there outside at your gate, and have you no compassion? If the laws of God mean nothing to you, at least take pity on your own situation and be in fear, for perhaps you might become like him. Give what you waste to your own member. I am not telling you to throw away your wealth. What you throw out, the crumbs from your table, offer as alms."
The new album from Wendell Kimbrough entitled Psalms We Sing Togetherwill be released in its entirety on Friday, September 23rd.The album was produced by Isaac Wardell of Bifrost Arts and featuring a downloadablesongbook. Check out four preview songs over at Wendell's Bandcamp page. Then head over to his website to check for tour dates and sample other releases.