A HIGHWAY TO HELL (2)
Proverbs 28:6 – Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse. (NIV)
Yesterday, we learnt about the rich man and Lazarus. The key point was that the rich man’s lack of care for the needy took him to hell. It is my prayer that the condition of your heart and the type of wealth you possess will not drag you to hell, in Jesus’ name.
The world has a way of despising the poor and respecting the rich (Proverbs 19:4). However, it is possible that the poor will enter heaven more easily than the wealthy. In Matthew 19:16-24, a wealthy man wanted to know what to do to get eternal life. Jesus told him to sell his possessions to bless the poor and become devoted to God. When the man heard this, he left in sorrow. Then, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.” The man needed to give out his riches to the poor and return to focusing on Jesus, yet he could not do it! Money and possessions are good but they are capable of luring us away from God. We must be careful.
On the other hand, being poor is not an automatic qualifier for heaven, but rather holding on to God blamelessly. The Bible reading for today reveals that a righteous poor fellow is eternally richer than a wealthy ungodly man. Whether you are wealthy or needy, what counts in God’s sight is righteousness. Make God’s word your reality, live holy, and use your money and talents in a way that guarantees your eternal life. May God bless you!
Hymn: I Need Thee Every Hour – Robert Lowry (1872)
1. Father, please restrict me from anything or wealth that will cause me to lose eternal life.
1. Father, please deliver me from the hands of the wicked and attackers of my existence.
2. The defender of the defenceless. Jesus! Arise, fight my battles, and raise a voice for me where I am limited (mention).
3. Arise Lord! Please bring me in contact with the helpers of destiny this weekend.
4. Pray in the Holy Spirit.
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