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A Warning Label for Faith

We have some crazy product warnings here in the United States. Like the sign above the urinal in the men’s bathroom that reads: “Do not drink the water.” Who are these men, anyway, that would mistake a urinal for a drinking fountain? While it's hard to believe that any rational human being would require these more ridiculous warning labels, the need for such labels must have some basis in reality—a few folks are apparently a little short on the rational.
I used to be a little short on the rational when it came to using faith in God. I needed a warning label that read: “Warning! It is not in your best interest to use faith to pursue your own self‐interest!”
When I became a believer, I was mainly interested in promoting my own self‐interest. But using faith to pursue my own selfish interests has proven to be as misguided as not using faith at all.
“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Luke 12:29–34 NKJV)
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