Hebrews 13:5-6 Why we are all like Linus Van Pelt

Hebrews 13:5-6
“5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

6So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?””

What’s your security blanket? It’s probably not you. Even though we all have to depend on ourselves, at the end of the day we aren’t self contained and need something else.

Linus had his blanket, and boy, don’t try to take it away from him. While the silky smooth edge (I wore mine off and it had to be replaced) is comforting, it might not work to well for an adult. Think of the reaction. Think of why the reaction. Since we are not fully self comforting, fully self secure, why not a blanket? Maybe it’s because we have to look like we don’t need the comfort and security from an external source, that we are fully self sufficient, fully self confident,  fully self reliant.

Sorry folks, we aren’t wired that way, and efforts towards that end are bs when they are deconstructed. If it’s not a blanket, then it’s something else material – house,money, clothes, cars, phones, sex, drugs/alcohol, whatever. Or, it can be God. Christ. Holy Spirit.

“Keep your lives free from the love of money”. How radically socialist. No, not at all. “and be content with what you have”. No, that’s not coming from the psychopath Kim Jong-un as he consumes lives and country feeding his fat ass. No, there’s more to it than that.

It’s God telling us once again that he’s got our back, that the things of this world are, in the end, meaningless. We won’t take them with us and we have a higher calling – all of us – to follow. We are not to be about accumulation, but about selfless service.

One question – what’s so freaking repulsive about that message? That’s what Christ is about (read it in the link if you’re not sure 😘); that’s what Christians should be about. Seriously. I digress.

Like Linus, we all need our blanket. God tells us “I will never leave you or forsake you”. Never. Ever. He has our back, even if we don’t think He does according to our immediate predicament.

Want a real security blanket? Try wrapping yourself in “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

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