Your Sunday Bread: Dying to Self

10703712_859830564029575_2814385030972626307_nWhy are we holding on and continually fighting when the scripture says “If my right hand offends, then cut it off”?

Let’s look at that.

Some of us are so attached to our things it is pathetic. I am that way too, because I will hold on to stuff for reasons that do not make sense. For example, when my mother died I took possession of many things that really didn’t mean much, but because they were ‘Mama’s’ I held on to that with an iron clad grip. Not to mention, that duplicating certain things is easy, because depending on one’s income it is easy for me to have what you have. It is the case, that I can come to your house see something I like and go out an buy it. So this is what happened I liked what she liked and when she died I ended with too much of the same stuff.

It is the case, that I had some visitors to my house [I had moved into my mother’s]. Mind you I had not gotten rid of anything and just crammed my things into that which was already there. Hence, the visitors stated, “Someone sure likes ceramics”,  and I looked over to that shelf as if it were the first time I had seen them and saw two and three of the same things lined in a neat row, as like, on a store shelf. I didn’t say anything to them, but I thought that’s insane. I saw the need to get rid of that.

I still have a problem with holding on to things that are not mine really. Inherited stuff that might have sentimental value, but in order to pick up the new I have to put that away. This includes houses, cars, and other materialistic things that can ruin relationships. Someone’s marriage might be in trouble because of jealousy towards stuff. I say keep the marriage and put the stuff away– divorce it.

Scripture says that we cannot put new wine in old wine skins and neither can we keep our old life holding on to yesterday. Cut it off. In that, we have to see that when Yah speaks of inheritance he is not speaking about keepsakes. In essence something has to go.

Dying to self.

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