Saturday, January 24, 2009

King for a Day

1 Tim. 6:6 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

This is such a poignant truth, especially right now. So many have put all their hope and joy in riches and many have lost much, if not all, of their life's meaning and purpose recently.

If our love is money and the things we can get with it, then we are in a sorry state. It is so much better to go through this life poor and come to the end with no earthly possessions, but gain Christ, than it is to have all the treasures that this life can offer and end w/o Christ.

Would you rather;
1. Work really hard, endure crazy torture and be ridiculed by others for a day, but then when that day is over you get to live in the palace with the King,
2. Be king for a day, with everything you desire, with everyone bowing down to your "greatness", but when that day is over you are tortured for the rest of your life?

The answer is too obvious to even ask the question, but our lives are as grass, or a breath, yet many live their lives like it is forever, and put forever off like it will never come.

"How brief, how false, how unreasonable and shameful all these pleasures are! Yet in their drunken blindness men do not understand this, but like brute beasts incur death of soul for the miserly enjoyment of a corruptible life." Thomas a Kempis

If God has illumined your heart to see this truth, praise Him for it and pray that He would illumine other's hearts around you. If He has not, pray that He would.

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