“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mat 19:24)
This is a somewhat distressing concept and shows just how blinding wealth and riches can be. People who have all they need are less likely to acknowledge the call of their hearts to the Savior. They are also able to be busy in a thousand distractions and find pleasure in many other pastimes.
But we can rest assured that nothing is impossible for God, and He is completely able and willing to touch the heart of the wealthy just as He can touch the heart of the poor and needy. Both are equally lost, and both are equally in need of a Savior.
When we think of evangelism, we must not discount the powerful, rich, and wealthy. They need Jesus, and He loves them just as much as anyone else. Nobody is beyond His reach.
Quick Prayer: Thank You that nothing is impossible for You. Amen.
“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” (Mat 16:26)
When we have an eternal perspective, our worldly trappings come into their true perspective. How important is our salvation and the salvation of others.
The Bible suggests that not even if we gained all the wealth in the world would it be worth losing our souls. Do we really take this perspective, or do we give too much weight to wealth and power?
Those we talk to about Jesus, or should be talking to about Jesus, are poor, blind, and naked without Him and will go to a Christless eternity if they don’t hear, repent, and get saved. It doesn’t matter how wealthy they are; it is of no value.
Quick Prayer: Thank You that You are more valuable than anything. Amen.
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” (Ecc 9:10)
We only pass by this world once. We are not reincarnated, remade, or recycled. It is appointed to men to live once, and then comes judgment. This day, when it is gone, cannot be redeemed, and it is one less day you are here on the earth.
How then should we respond to this truth? How should it make us live? How does this self-evident truth affect us and how we should approach our work?
In Ecclesiastes it says we should work with all our might; these are strong words but not unreasonable when you look from an eternal perspective. So whatever your hand finds to do today, do it with all you’ve got, because you won’t be here in this moment again.
Quick Prayer: I will work hard to complete this task You have given me. Amen.