Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday Morning, June 13
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
AN IMPORTANT REMINDER
1 Timothy 6:7-8 ERV “When we came into the world, we brought nothing. And when we die, we can take nothing out. So, if we have food and clothes, we will be satisfied with that.”
According to Mail Online, “A Northern California couple out walking their dog in February 2013 on their Gold Country property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.”
“Experts say it’s likely whoever owned the property 150 years ago buried the coins as a kind of California gold rush-era bank – to save as an investment and for a rainy day. The coins were then forgotten for over a century.” Whoever kept those coins in the ground died before he could use them, and probably before he could prepare a will. Both him and his generations lost what he worked so hard to accumulate. Sad.
Brothers and sisters, I wish to remind you today that when we die, we would leave with nothing. God’s ultimate goal is not to give us the whole world; His ultimate goal is to have an everlasting relationship with us. If you become rich, thank God, don’t let it affect you negatively, have a proper perspective about it, maintain a right attitude, use it well; and if you are not as rich as you desire, first be grateful and content! It’s okay to desire more, but it should not affect your joy, your senses and your understanding of the truth.