Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Standard of Living

After Sundays sermon which focused in part on the importance of taking care of the orphans. I got to talk with a lot of people about the issues surrounding the decision to adopt. One thing that I kept sharing with others is that if our sole reason for not adopting, is to not upset ours, (or our biological children's) standard of living, then we have some reexamining of Scripture to do. Nowhere do we find the Bible reinforcing or supporting our desire to maintain a high standard of living. In fact, Jesus seems to preach the opposite, (the whole to find your life you must lose your life thing). After thinking about it for awhile, I came to the conclusion that this thinking isn't unique to adoption pros and cons, but is applicable to every day decisions. Are we going to make decisions because they further us and our kingdoms? Or are we going to make decisions that will impact God's?

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

Very thought-provoking. And very convicting, in a good way. What impact does my decision to buy something have on the Kingdom of God? What impact does my decision to engage in a certain activity have on the Kingdom of God? Deep thoughts! (And that's about as deep as it gets at 10:26 p.m. for me.)