Saturday, December 17, 2011
It's Not All About the Benjamins!
Pro 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
A terrible time is coming upon the earth. It is called "Jacob's trouble," "the tribulation," "the day of the Lord," and "the day of wrath."
In that day, paper money might as well be used for toilet paper. Pricey art will mean nothing. A Lamborghini won't run without gas. Riches, in that day will profit nothing.
Therefore, it is wise to heed the words of Jesus in Mt 6:19-21 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The Bible does not teach against people having riches, but it warns against riches having them. There is nothing wrong with being "well-to-do," but we are encouraged "to do well" to others with what we have. God bless those folks to whom He has given the gift of giving. He enriches them to be a blessing to others. These kindS of riches are called "durable riches and righteousness." Proverbs 8:18.
Invest in eternity by winning souls, supporting missions, blessing others, helping the poor, visiting widows and orphans in their need, etc. God will bless you in this life and in the life to come.