Many were disappointed last week because they didn’t win the big lottery. Some went to great lengths to buy as many tickets as they could, and I’m sure some important things (rent/car payments, etc) went lacking because the chance to get the winning ticket took first priority.
Christ asked a powerful question once, and it hasn’t been answered to this day. “If a man gain the whole world (and that is more than that lottery last week) and lose his soul; what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36-37).
No amount of earthly possessions can save a person from eternity. As great as money, fame, car’s, houses, etc, are, none will have any value once man leaves this life and stands before God to be judged (1 Timothy 6:7-10,17; 2 Corinthians 5:10). More people need to hear this because so many are caught up in making money and getting the things of this life and words like these remind people of what the future will bring. Yes, repentance is needed and souls are at risk (Acts 17:30-31).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.