Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Attitudes about possessions

I recently heard 2 excellent podcasts by John Maxwell (go Christ Fellowship) and Chuck Swindoll (insight for living) regarding possessions.
Chuck Swindoll states that true surrender to God includes surrender of your possessions.  John Maxwell draws 3 attitudes about possessions from the parable of the Good Samaritan.  These 3 attitudes are:
1.  What's yours is mine and I'm going to take it  (the thieves)
2.  What's mine is mine and I'm going to keep it (those that walked by)
3.  What's mine is yours and I'm going to give it (the good samaritan)
Both of these podcasts were a great reminder for me to keep my possessions in perspective, but also my generosity when I'm tempted to say they're 'MINE'.

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