Jesus had just been asked to be a judge between two brothers in dividing their inheritance. Here's the second half of Christ's response.
15 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
What am I yearning for? Godliness? or worldly acclaim and riches? We see so little of the first and so much of the latter around us. We try to keep up with one another in our lusts and pursuits, instead of measuring ourselves by what God calls us to do with our lives. We strive for earthly success and feel only a temporary gain or peace when we achieve earthly goals. God says that there is only one kind of real success and there's only one way to achieve it. To start on the road to godly success, we need to understand our own needs that go far beyond food or shelter. Our most urgent needs in life are repentance and faith according to God's way of doing things. The choice is ours and the payday is ours. Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! Please consider that there are only two choices that God gives us. I want to see you there rejoicing in the LORD and our Savior in glory. May you be open to God's workings that He gives to us to help us choose His way for our lives.