PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Mar
23

Getting attached

Micah Simpson

Scripture
1 Corinthians 7:31 "Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away."
Observation
If there was one verse in the entire bible that my generation has the hardest time obeying, it's this verse right here. Because whether we admit it or not, each of us has a vice. And when I say a vice I mean a physical vice, something that has captured our attention, something that we are attached to.

Can you imagine the fallout that would happen if we took this passage to heart. First of all, people would stop getting married, because Paul says it's better not to, and second of all, Christians would no longer own any possessions. Wow. Can you imagine hundreds of young people who didn't need or own any electronic devices, can you imagine thousands of young people devoted to things other than a passing fad or hobby.
Application
I don't think that I will ever live a possession free lifestyle, but I can definitely be careful about what I am getting attached to! We all know that the attachment factor is really high right now, with so many technical devices, we could literally spend a whole week playing or fiditing with something. I am typing this right now with an iPad, and this thing could easily become an addiction that causes me to spend more time doing nothing!

I don't want to be a big downer, where kids don't want to hang out with me cause I am always telling them to stop it, but I do want to teach young people what to pursue, and what to run after, because the world as we know it will soon pass away! And as Jesus tells us in

Matthew 16:26 "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?"
Prayer
Lord I pray that I would model moderation, and I pray that I would attach myself to things that matter. And I pray that I would not be super legalistic and put boundaries onto people that scripture doesn't even put. I pray that we would not allow culture to run our lives, I pray that we wouldn't be duped into thinking that we are doing something great when in all actuality, devices and things are stealing our time!

Lord I pray for a fresh perspective, I pray that I would follow after you with heart abandoned and with my eyes fixed on you!

Devotions for March 23

Joshua 15,16,17
1 Corinthians 8

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