“Yes! Business is booming! Profits streaming in lately. I could never imagine it being such a success. What am I to do with all this money?” The torrent of excitement coursing through my veins is almost uncontainable?
“I’ve got the perfect plan! I will build me a mansion, do all the things I only ever dreamed of. Oh the places I could go! Yes, and for the money to keep coming, I have to keep investing. Then I’ll move round my new home, behold all I’ve done and say to myself: “Man! You’ve got everything anyone could desire! You are the man! Now live like you’ve always wanted!””
I think I’ve got the most perfect plan, but God thinks otherwise:
“Boy! Are you such a fool. Tonight I’ll take your soul from you. You seem to have forgotten it’s not yours but Mine. I only wonder what’ll become of the wealth that’s so stolen your heart when I receive your soul.”
I had no intention of doing anything sinful with all the wealth I garnered. I made no plans to marry more wives, neither did I lay down plans on how I’d begin oppressing poor, needy, or anyone in a lower class. All I had in mind was self satisfaction with legitimate things. But I forgot to pay due credence to God, the Giver of all things good. This was the highlight of my utter foolishness.
God isn’t displeased when good comes my way. Actually He desires it. He only becomes displeased when His gifts, the legitimate things, begin to take His place in my life, when I become more interested and engaged in garnering earthly wealth than growing into a more intimate relationship with Him. This is evident in me, the man He called a fool, and in them, the many others He sees as fools today. I hope you aren’t one of them?
Don’t wait till the day of your abundance to find out if you’re wise or foolish…
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Matthew 6:33. New Living Translation.
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:1-3. New Living Translation
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