June 7, 2020
You can be strong because you have money. Money can get you influence, buy you nice things, and get you through many doors in life. But there is weakness in this earthly kind of strength. “The root of all evil is….love of money.” You can have it, but not have a heart. You can own things and have nothing by way of truth and integrity. Money is a means, biblically speaking, for achieving the will of God; it is not, on the contrary, just the end to the means.
You can be strong because you have meaning. Popularity. Prestige. Celebrity status. Social acceptance. This is certainly higher, even in an earthly sense, than just being driven for money. Many philanthropists give themselves to human interests, world improvements, Global initiatives. And they have meaning. They do good. They mean well. But even this is empty without God.
As report by the Associate Press, in June of 2006, Warren Buffet announced that he would donate 85% of his 44 billion fortune to five charitable foundations. In response to questions about his generosity, Buffet said: “There is more than one way to get to heaven, but this is a great way.”
Wrong! You can have money and use that money for worldly meaning, but it won’t buy a ticket to heaven. Listen now…