F=Fast from eating a favorite food today
E=Encourage another person in their faith
A=Admit that eating, drinking, or acquiring things doesn’t bring one long-lasting joy
S=(Scripture) Matthew 13:22; Proverbs 23:17-21; 1 Tim. 6:10
T=Thank God that He is your refuge and strength
The seeds that fell among the thornbushes are also people who hear the message. But they start worrying about the needs of this life and are fooled by the desire to get rich. So the message gets choked out, and they never produce anything. (Matthew 13:22; CEV)
Don’t envy sinners,
but always continue to fear the Lord.
You will be rewarded for this;
your hope will not be disappointed.
My child, listen and be wise:
Keep your heart on the right course.
Do not carouse with drunkards
or feast with gluttons,
for they are on their way to poverty,
and too much sleep clothes them in rags. (Prov.23:17-21; NLT)
The love of money causes all kinds of trouble. Some people want money so much that they have given up their faith and caused themselves a lot of pain. (1 Tim. 6:10; CEV)