Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What Do We Really Possess?

“... you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” ~Genesis 3:19c (NRSV).

A car, a house, a boat, a caravan; a mother, a father; sons, daughters; our health—what do we really possess?

All of these can be taken. Look at Job.

All we have is this miraculous, though degrading, body of ours—a ‘tent’ housing the spirit (2 Corinthians 5:1).

Yes, our spirits are, however, eternal.

Can we agree in saying:

I have nothing, and I am nothing, but spirit.

As God is Spirit, so really are we, spirit.

‘Possess’ nothing and nothing can keep us from God.

Our bodies simply enable our spirits to experience this worldly existence.

Purify the spirit by true and functional belief in Jesus, and what this Lord teaches, and when our bodies are gone our spirits will live on in an eternal heaven.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

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