Sent out late due to being delayed in Washington DC and having no WI fi connection.
Who doesn't love looking at beautiful homes and imagining what it would be like to live in one? I am referring to the type of home that makes you say 'wow' when you pull up in the driveway. Now I am not trying to teach you to break one of the ten commandments that says 'thou shall not covet thy neighbors house' (See Exodus 20:17), but I know we can ooh and aah over these magnificent showplaces. Some of you reading this may be blessed to live in an extraordinary home that is the kind you would see featured in Better Homes and Gardens. God has truly blessed you.
I do not want you to be ungrateful for the home you do have as many are homeless in our country. Most Americans live better than the rest of the world even if their 'castle' is a small apartment or a mobile home. Be thankful for what God has given you and be content.(See Philippians 4:11 and Hebrews 13:5).Do not be jealous of others. Do not compare yourself to others either.
The ultimate best home is going to be our heavenly mansion. I heard a sermon once about tithing and the chaplain was telling a fictional account of how a person complained when he got to heaven and found out his home was tiny. God said, 'well you did not send up enough money for us to build it any bigger' referring to tithing. That makes you think, although I am not sure that is how it works. The Bible does mention in several places about our mansion in glory and speaks of streets of gold. It is pretty exciting to think about. Wouldn't you say that is the real 'wow' factor?
However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--(1 Corinthians 2:9).
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for blessing us with a place to lie down and sleep at night. Help us to never be envious of others. Thank you Lord for the heavenly mansion that awaits all of us who have asked Jesus into our hearts. In Jesus name amen.