Thursday, June 25, 2015

It’s the Heart

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

I have a little exercise for you this morning. I’d like you to take an inventory of everything you own; your car, your bank accounts, your clothing, everything. Picture it in your mind. Got it? Now let me remind you of two biblical truths…

All the stuff is temporary and doesn’t go with you when you leave this life for the next. Don’t believe me? Well, ask any mortician! When John D. Rockefeller died, his accountant was asked, “How much did John leave.” He replied, “All of it.” Maybe you’ve heard this maxim: He who dies with the most toys wins. Here’s my reply: He who dies with the most toys is dead!

All the stuff, you can't take it with you. And you know what else? All the stuff doesn’t define you. Who you are isn’t determined by what you’ve collected. You are more than your clothing or accumulated things. Jesus said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own” [Luke 12:15].

Heaven will not recognize you by what you’ve accumulated; a big house, the latest gadgetry, the number of people following you on Twitter, or the number of friends you have on FaceBook. Heaven knows only one thing…heaven knows your heart! 

We all come to the end of our lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day we were born. We can’t take our riches with us. Ecclesiastes 5:15 NLT

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