Monday, September 9, 2013

Carry Nothing

1 Timothy 6:7

     It doesn't matter if you made it, built it, bought it, earned it, or stockpiled it in this life, you cannot take it with you when you die.  I think this is a problem for all ages.  Young people want the coolest, newest things for themselves before thinking of others, and that's 'if' they think past themselves.  Older people are often penny pinchers to a fault by not wanting to spend money to enjoy life or to take care of themselves with a caregiver.
    What you can take with you are the treasures you've built up in heaven.  Matthew 6;19-21  ''Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.''
     'Worldly-mindedness is as common and as fatal a symptom of hypocrisy as any other, for by no sin can Satan have a surer and faster hold of the soul.'  Satan wants us to believe that this life is the end so we are led by the lie to get all you can out of this life and disregard the consequences.  God says believe in Me and promises eternal life.  John 3;16  'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.'  God doesn't love this world, nor should we, but He loves us in this world.