Friday 17 June 2022

For what is enough?


Matthew 6:19-23

Jesus said, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

If we are honest with ourselves, we all store treasures, or things we do not need. Perhaps it's in our nature to do so.

If we hear in the news there will be a shortage of flour, or sugar ... or toilet paper ... we all rush to the shops to buy as much as we can just in case we will not have enough. 

But what is enough? Is it at the cost of someone else who will have none at all?

Do we accumulate because we lack trust? 

The Jews took 40 years to cross the desert. One of the tests from God was about trust. (Exodus 16:4).

They were told to gather enough manna every day for a single day; and not to accumulate for the following day. 

When we have more than enough, do we share it with those who have less and need more?

Do we just give a little and keep most of it? Or give most and keep just enough for ourselves?


  1. ...for some there is never enough.

  2. HeHe! Late on parade Victor..! And! No! Note from
    yer Mum Victor...! :(.

    I've lived in my home for 44yrs now..! It's a special
    place..'not' only for me, but a great number of other
    people over the years..!
    I share my home, and ALL are welcome..And l mean
    ALL..I've become famous for many things, l have'nt
    made myself famous, but my family and friends have!
    My downstairs toilet, is famous, it's special, and even
    a neighbour has put it on uTube..people/strangers even,
    knock on my front door, usually on a Sunday afternoon,
    l don't know them, never seen them before, but, a friend
    has told them of my downstairs loo...HeHe! They don't
    want to use it, just to see it, take photos/video it..10~15min
    later there on there way...HeHe! No charge..! :)

    As the saying goes.."I'm happy with my lot"...I'm
    comfortable in and with my life..if anyone wants/needs
    anything, and l have it to give...I give's not borrowed,
    it's not's given..! So my life is very much a sharing
    life...! Amen!

    A little information if anyone is interested...
    Manna can still be found actually exists in Italy,
    in a small corner of the island of Sicily...It does not fall from
    the sky -- it drips from the ash tree...
    When exposed to the hot summer sun of Sicily, this Italian variety of maple syrup solidifies into white stalactites of spongy sugar...
    So it's still found in my home of Sicily..!
    🔔 🎶 🥂 🍾 ☃️ 🎊 🎉 😘 ❤ 🔔 🥂 🍾 ☃️

    1. Why is it famous?

      God bless, Willie.

    2. How long have l got.....! :O).

    3. Easiest way...l've sent you the uTube link, plus
      a few photos..and one comment..from Tom...! :0)

    4. Wow ... I mean ... WOOOOW!!!!

      Do you mind if I share your video and photos here on this Blog tomorrow? I'm sure our readers would like to see your loo!

      God bless.

    5. HaHa! Yes! Of course you's been around
      the planet a few times already...
      The toilet seat is by far the best...A licensee friend
      of mine who was one of ten invited to my 50th
      sit down birthday do..bought me a toilet seat....
      He got a local write in
      black/gold leaf on the lid..'Happy Birthday Godfather,
      50 to~day' on the inside of the lid, she painted a
      horses head..then varnished and sealed it..!
      I was over the moon with it..!

      Now! Some years later the actual seat needed
      replacing..wear and tear, and teeth marks...! :).
      So l bought another wooden seat, varnished
      and sealed the seat bit, and just swapped them
      round..job done..!
      So l had a toilet seat lid left over..mmmmmM!
      Another birthday dinner a few days later, l had
      this idea re the toilet lid...dinner over..cheese
      and biscuits, port, liqueurs, etc..
      So with a variety of 5~6 chesses, l used the
      said lid as...wait for it...a cheeseboard..! The
      rest is history...! HeHe! Bless! :O).

  3. Good points! I'm reminded of the minister who said, "The prayer says, 'give us this day our daily bread' -- not BAKERY."

    1. That's a great saying from your minister, Mevely. I sometimes pray: Give us this day our daily needs.

      God bless you always.

  4. I once worked in a storage unit building processing people who wanted to rent storage bins. Incredible what people had and never used. They paid a good price to rent a unit monthly and when they left, lots of their stuff was thrown away and there was a charity shop right down the road. What a wasteful and greedy society we have become.

    1. What you say is so sad, and so true, Bill. People do accumulate many things they don't need.

      God bless you.

  5. There is a might big difference between what we NEED and what we WANT!!

  6. Not knowing how much more time God will give me on Earth, it's hard to know exactly how many financial resources I should have so I won't be a burden on anyone, but I do my best not to get carried away.

    1. You make a good point, Kathy. One does not know how much one would need. God bless always.

  7. Oh man, what a very needed message needed this day and time. I heard once from a very influential man, " I always had enough, when I would ask for seconds at the table, he would always tell me I had enough!"
    It is hard for us to know what is enough, for some reason... ;-)

    1. Thank you Jack for your kind comment. It is often difficult to know when is enough for us. People like Mother Teresa, and Father Damien of Molokai had great faith in knowing they had enough and went to help others.

      God bless you.

  8. Pray a lot. Give as the Holy Spirit leads. If you are afraid you won't have enough, tell Him, then give anyway and let Him deal with it. That has worked for me.

    1. Very sound advice, Mimi. Thank you so much.

      God bless always.



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