The Things of the Earth – Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts by Joe Rigney
This book is about balance. All too often we tend to let guilt or even pleasure steal the joy we get from the many blessings that God has given us to enjoy right here, right now.
Tackling the question how do we enjoy and appreciate the things of the earth without “setting our affections” on the things of the world.
This book is organized into 12 chapters. The first 5 are theological and the other 7 are practical topics that address the danger of wrong assumptions.
Rigney gives examples of some of the things that may bog down a heart such as not reading, praying or studying God’s Word enough as well as dealing with the horrific grief of the death of a loved one, knowing they are in heaven and the pain that accompanies that.
Can we truly have balance?
Can we truly enjoy the blessings God pours out in His creation and still remain focused on Him?
Can we experience heart wrenching grief knowing our loved one is enjoying the splendors of heaven and not disappoint God?
Check out this thought provoking book by Joe Rigney as he discusses the Things of the Earth and helps you to understand that the nagging guilt you sometimes feel for enjoying life isn’t from the Lord.
My personal thoughts on the subject is that as a parent loves and gives to his/her child, the Lord delights in our delight and loves to bless us. We should enjoy each and every one of His gifts and stay focused on His will and desires for our lives.
As Joe Rigney says, “the world is full of good things…” and I believe that little things matter and should be celebrated!
What Little things do you celebrate?
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