Society has taught us to gather or get as much wealth and things that we can,while alive. However,the story of a rich man who thought the same way ends up in tragedy,he said,” And I will say to my soul,Soul,thou hast much goods laid up for many years,take thine ease ,eat , drink,and be merry. But God said unto him,thou fool,this night thy soul shall be required of thee;then whose shall things be,which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself,and is not rich toward God” {Luke 12:19~21}.Then Mark 8:36 said, For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? The goal in life is not riches and success but eternal life,and being rich toward God.
In John 5:39-42 Jesus said ,”Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not honor from men;but I know you,that you have not the love of God in you”. Are you one of them who make the mistake by assuming that knowledge of the scriptures is eternal life.
However,in John 17:3 Jesus said, this is life eternal, that they might know You the only True God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. Without controversy eternal life is to know the One and Only True God through Christ Jesus only. Then in John 14:6 Jesus says, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me. And John 3:16 says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. It’s not about getting your religion or finances right. It’s about getting your eternal life right. Once you get eternal life right you will see that religion and wealth is not needed,because you can’t take it with you. Now what you need is a relationship with God the Father through Christ Jesus,His only begotten Son,to get started ,go to the top of this blog,then click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions. To God be all the glory,for choosing Him,instead of His things.