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Are things on this earth more important to you ?

Temporary Pleasures
” ‘Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.’ ”
– Luke 12:21
There is a story in the Bible about a man named Esau who gave up everything for a little temporal pleasure. As the firstborn, Esau had been given the family birthright, which meant that he would one day be the spiritual leader of his family and would be in the ancestral line of the Messiah. But Esau didn’t seem to care much about that.
One day, his brother Jacob came along and proposed a trade: Esau’s birthright for some stew that Jacob was cooking. It sounded like a good deal to Esau at the time. Later, he realized how cheaply he had sold out. But it was too late.
Esau had no regard for spiritual things, and there are a lot of people like that today. They could care less about God until they are in a bind or until some tragedy hits. Then suddenly, miraculously, they have time for God. Then when the crisis is past, they return to their old ways.
Jesus spoke about a farmer whose crop had produced generously. The farmer decided to tear down his barns and build larger ones to store everything. That way, he could say to himself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!” (Luke 12:19)
But God said, “You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get it all?” (Luke 12:20)
Are things on this earth more important to you than treasures in heaven? Everything you may hold dear will be left behind one day. And the only thing that will matter is what is waiting in heaven for you.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Tell you what, I’ll trade you your birthright for my reward in Heaven. If you pick this as best answer, I’ll send you my address to send your birthright.
    Put your money where you mouth is.

  2. I agree wholeheartedly. The things on this earth are nothing compared to what awaits those who are God’s children in Heaven.
    1 Corinthians 2:9-
    “However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him””.
    Matthew 6:19-21:
    “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
    Mark 8:34-38:
    “Then He called the crowd to Him along with His disciples and said: “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.””
    The things in this life are nothing compared to what’s waiting for us in Heaven. That’s what I long for way more than earthly pleasures which only get lost or stolen or break down or otherwise fade away.

  3. We are but a puff for smoke .We all will die and in a short while compared to eternity. all our things will also pass away

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