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The Price of Luxury

Many in the church are disillusioned with religion, because they feel like they have been waiting and believing on promises of wealth and material success that never seem to materialize. The song comes to mind, "truth is I'm tired, options are few, I'm trying to pray, but where are You?" If you're like this songwriter, wondering where God is, as you desperately believe, hope and pray for a more successful life - I have good news: God is here to answer your concerns!

First, you must agree that God's word is the final authority in our lives; no situation, circumstance or relationship has the right to exalt itself above the knowledge of God. Consider this verse in Deuteronomy 28:2:- "And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God"

The Lord promised the nation of Israel an abundance of blessings if they obeyed Him. Their crops and farms would prosper; their enemies would be destroyed; their baskets and storehouses would overflow with provision. But when Israel disobeyed God, He made it clear that the old covenant (agreement) which He made with Israel would one day be replaced with a new and better covenant. In Hebrews 8:8-10, it says,