Psalm 49:16-17 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
I heard a story once of four friends who had made an agreement. One of the men, being very wealthy, gave each of his three friends one million dollars each and made them promise when he died, they would put the money in the coffin with him as he was sure he could somehow take it with him when he died. Sure enough, sometime later the wealthy man died. When the funeral was over, the three friends were sitting together discussing what had just happened. The first of the three said, “I’m feeling really bad today guys. I need to confess, I only put two hundred and fifty thousand of the one million dollars in the coffin with our friend and kept the rest.” The second guy said, “I too am guilty of holding back on our friend. I only put in five hundred thousand of the one million dollars, and I too kept the rest.” The third man, with complete disgust in his voice said, “I cannot believe you two, as long as we were friends with him, and you would do such a thing. While he was alive each of you had the one million dollars in your bank to draw interest on and he never asked for a penny of that money. Now the man is dead, and you hold back on him. I am ashamed of you guys. I want you to know I wrote him a check for the entire amount and put it in the coffin with him.”
The Bible is very clear. We will take nothing to heaven with us when we go except others we have won to Christ.
In 1 Timothy 6:7 it says: “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. “
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Isaiah 27, 28 / Psalm 49 / Proverbs 24 / Luke 16
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 80-85 / Rom. 13
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