When reading in the word in Mark 10 v 17-22 we see the young man who came up to Jesus and asked Him what he must do to inherit eternal life. Jesus told him, do not commit adultery, do not commit murder, do not steal and He pretty much listed the 10 commandments and the young man said all these things have I kept since my youth. In other words he said I am already doing that. Jesus said but one thing you lack , go your way and sell whatever you have and give to the poor. But the man became very saddened at this because he had great wealth.
You see he missed the point. If he had truly known Jesus he would have known that Jesus would have doubled what he sold and gave to the poor. He would have had double what he already had. You see he did not have to be sad he should have been leaping for joy knowing that Jesus would repay him, and would have multiplied greatly what he already had. How many of us miss that point every day? How many of us hold on to our last penny instead of using what we have to help those who have not?
Read in Proverbs 19 v 17......He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, and He will pay back what he has given...
Ephes. 4 v 28....Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need....
Count your blessings that you have a job and that you are in good health to be able to work, so that you may please GOD and give to those who are in need, so that God may reward you with all your needs.
We have been on the subject of Eternal treasures the last few weeks at church and when you stop and think about it, what are you holding on to? Are you building your future here or are you building your future in the Kingdom of God for all eternity?
Mark 10 v 17-22....Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" So Jesus said to him, "why do you call me Good? No one is good but One, that is, "God. You know the commandments; "Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and your mother." And he answered and said to Him, "Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth." Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack... Go your way, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasures in heaven: and come take up the cross and follow Me." But he was sad at this word and went away sorrowful, for he had great possesions......
How sad is that?
Remember Luke 6 v 38..."Give and it will be given unto you, good measure pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you"..............................
Hallelujah, what good news. Don't let the economy get you down, I just showed you in the word how you can beat it every time. AMEN!