Saturday, February 9, 2019

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Five C's Or Two G's
Proverbs 30:7-9
The Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.(Psalms 84:11)
Young people in Singapore at one time aspired to have the five C's. Cash in the bank. Career for the future. Car to drive. Condominium to live in. Credit card to travel with.
A recent newspaper report indicated that there is now an updated version of the five C's: Connectivity to be tuned in. Choices, and the more the merrier! Cheek—doing things our own way. Causes, because it is hip to help. Consumers who spend first and pay later.
Instead of the five C's, Agur, the writer of Proverbs 30, asked for two G's from God: His grace and goodness. He sought the grace of God to “remove falsehood and lies far from me” (v.8). He didn’t want to fall into the trap of believing that corrupt principles, practices, and affections are acceptable.
Agur also asked for the goodness of God to provide what he needed—no more and no less (vs.8-9). He was concerned that poverty could cause him to become covetous and to disgrace God’s name. But he also realized how easily riches could pamper him and cause him to deny the Lord.
Which do you desire more? The temporary satisfaction of the five C's or the rewards of God’s grace and goodness? Is your desire to honor God’s name above all?
Dear Lord, help me to have the two G's in my life.Amen.
Let us celebrate together, Lift our voice in one accord, Singing of the grace and mercy And the goodness of the Lord.
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church