Did you know that money cannot buy your way into heaven or if you are a very unfortunate soul, out of hell? Yet most people love the idea of getting rich. They read books and listen to everyone who has an idea on how to get rich but they fail to hear what God has to say on acquiring riches or seeking it before Him.
Now keep in mind that God never said not to acquire riches but He warns you not to love it. Why you may ask because the love of money is the root of all types of evil. Some people are so eager for it that they have this craving for riches and because they end up drifting from God they inherit more grief or sorrows (1 Timothy 6:10).
Now I am not knocking anyone for craving money, I used to be one of those money grabbing, money seeking disillusioned fools. Then I realized that Godliness with contentment is great gain. I brought nothing into this world and it is a proven fact that once I depart from this world I can’t take anything out (1 Timothy 6 :6-7). Now let me ask you this, have you ever seen a moving company or a U-haul truck following a funeral procession? Want to know why? It’s because you can’t take anything with you when you die.
Earthly riches have no use or value to us in Heaven nor hell. There is no currency exchange. Do not take my word as the gospel, just listen to what Luke 9:25 says,
“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?”
All the pleasures in this world are just gratifications of the flesh, which, in the long run, turns to greed. Pleasures eventually take your mind, focus and thoughts off of Christ which is detrimental to us. King Solomon in Ecclesiastes 2: 1-11 tells us that he tried it all with all the wealth he accumulated, yet it did nothing for him. It was not satisfying, fulfilling, nor gratifying. He said it was like chasing the wind.
God wants us to enjoy the things He has provided for us and we must remember that everything we have and hold dear is from the hand of God. lets face it everyone, without God we would have nothing. The things we work hard for and would do anything to accomplish or recieve are just temporary luxurys and these things do not last forever. What does last forever though is salvation and you can only get salvation through the acceptance of Gods only son Jesus Christ. Don’t take my word for it just read John 3:16-17 and John 14:6.
Now if it is your desire to accept Gods gift of His only begotten son Jesus Christ then you need to go to the top of this blog. Once there click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions. All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God the father almighty. Thank you lord for using me to get your message out through this blog.