Worldly wealth pales to rich relationship with God
Editor, The News:
Greed. A greedy person in life is someone whose primary goal is to get more and more of something they want, money, land fame or whatever. And their whole focus is on getting it.
There was a person like this in the Bible.
Luke 12:16 thru 21, New Living Translation.
A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. In fact his barns were full to overflowing. So he said, I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store everything. And I’ll sit back and say to myself, My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink and be merry! But God said to him, You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get it all? Verse 21. Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.
Believe me, I’ve known more than one person who couldn’t wait to get their first Social Security check but they never got it. It is appointed once to die but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27. Romans 12:2. Don’t be conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
I Timothy 6:17. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy!
Some people don’t want the truth. II Timothy 4:3. For the time will come when they will not endure sound teaching; but after their own lusts shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. Verse 4. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth and follow strange myths.