Gold and silver mean nothing without the love of Jesus in our hearts. I hope that I never lose sight of why I decided to follow Jesus.
Money, power, position, youth, and beauty all have their place. But in this world where the opulent lifestyles of the rich and famous are daily paraded before all as the ideal, they have been wrenched from their proper place as useful tools, and instead are held up as idols for all to worship. But the bible warns us that even if we should be offered the pomp and riches of this world, if we lose our salvation it is a poor exchange.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36
Because as lovely as this world is it is nothing in comparison with heavenly home that Jesus wants to give us. A home where Isaiah 11:9 tell us,
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the…
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