I know you have heard the saying: “Money can by you a house, but it can’t buy you a home.” or “You may have a king size bed, but it doesn’t mean you be able to sleep at night.”
That’s no way or place to live. A few of the people we often admire, even idolize, live life; mentally, physically and spiritually in sadness, loneliness and hopeless. In our nations, cities, and families we see those that are merely existing. Paul the Apostle wrote that the readers of His letter: they were at one time lost, without God, without hope. It’s a dead, undesirable hellish place to be.
We would love to live in a penthouse or a large flat or apartment in downtown Chicago or New York . We become thirsty when we see the mansion by the beach. We see the: “Great places to retire” stories on the internet. I have a question though, about those that live on a mountain side in fear of mudslides. I personally do not want to live that way.
Whatever your career path or economics or education, ask yourself where do I live? Do my neighbors live in a different place than I do?
Three great places to live: In Faith.
Faith: In Christ
Hope: because of Christ
Love: Moved by His Love
Paul was speaking to a group and said: ” For in God we live, move and have our being.”
” For by grace you have been saved, through faith, and not of yourself it is the gift from God. Not of works lest anyone should boast.”
Peter said that we have been called to a lively hope! Paul told us that we do not grieve as those without hope.
“There are three things that remain-Faith, hope and love- and the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
Those are three great places to live!