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"Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him. Though while he lived he counted himself blessed- and men praise you when you prosper -he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light o life. A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish."
All my life I have heard that saying..."You can't take it with you," never knowing that is was scriptural based. What a vital scripture for us to remember, especially here in the U.S., where compared to the rest of the world we are definitely that rich man. And doubly so here is blogland with so much creative inspiration that appeals to the aesthetic.
I love to visit the blogs of so many amazingly talented women...I am inspired to make my home more beautiful because of them. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my home and latest finds with any who visit my blog, too.
The Psalm is not saying to not enjoy beauty...to not create a beautiful home...It is saying to not be overawed...It is saying that, riches without the knowledge of who the giver of all good and perfect gifts, will cause a man to perish.
I am blessed not because of where I am fortunate enough to worship God from...I am blessed because I can worship God...that I was chosen and adopted by the One True God to come into his presence whether it be here in my lovely sunroom, outdoors in his beautiful creation or from a prison cell. I am blessed because I can...not by where I am.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow...Praise Him all creatures here below...Praise him all you heavenly hosts...Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost...Amen.
In awe of Him,