Wednesday, April 26, 2023
“For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day” (2 Timothy 1:12 KJV).
Dear friend, you do not have to lose everything!
What most concerns people today is what has worried them for thousands of years—the loss of their health, the loss of their money, and the loss of their loved ones. Although none of us seek to be debilitated, destitute, or deserted, we are bound to this sin-cursed world and, thus, have not been granted immunity from any of these tragedies. In a literal instant, our life can be changed forever.
For example, read the Parable of the Rich Fool as recorded in Luke chapter 12: “ And one of the company said unto him [Jesus Christ], Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.  And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?  And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.  And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:  And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?  And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.  And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.  But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?  So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
In a single night, the rich fool lost all three—health (he died), money (he died), and loved ones (he died). Furthermore, most importantly, he also lost his soul in hell’s fires….