Richer By The Day

The hot air coming out of the lazy-Susan cupboard concerned me. I insulated behind it in July 2011. Peering back in the corner, I could no longer see newspapers. Over the years they settled.

I got out my shoebox of old newspapers. Then wadded and stuffed them behind the masonite board until there wasn’t room for more.

Next to the lazy-Susan are drawers. I pulled them out and stuffed newspapers behind them. That closed up one area where the hot air came in. I expect to save some money on my heating bills, too.

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Each day we are given a choice:

  • Build wealth or spend it.
  • Build strength or grow weak.
  • Use our time wisely or waste it.
  • Eat healthily or get sick.

How do you become wealthy? You build it one day at a time.

Genesis 26:13, “The man got richer and richer by the day until he was very wealthy.” The Message

What did you do today to build wealth? Or to keep it?

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It Became Abraham’s Property

God promised the land of Canaan to Abraham. When Sarah died, he could have buried her in the burial plot of the Hittites. He chose to pay for a separate burial ground.

He was a good example of being “in the world but not of it,” (see John 17:16; 1 John 2:15-17). He did not join the Hittites. He paid for the piece of ground and buried Sarah there. Abraham got a foothold in the land his descendants would occupy.

Genesis 23:17, “That’s how Ephron’s field next to Mamre – the field, its cave, and all the trees within its borders – became Abraham’s property.” The Message

Am I willing to pay a price to keep separate from the world? Have you?

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