"And he said until them, take heed, and beware of covetous: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of things he posseseth"

February 28, 2016

    There was a farmer who, knowing the necessity of water, lived in constant fear that his water supply would become exhausted.  On his farm was a pond filled with fresh water.  He dug troughs that diverted water from nearby streams into his pond.  When his pond was full he was happy, and when it began to get low - because of lack of rain and hot sunny days - he was terribly worried.  He would catch the rain from the roof of his house in barrels and haul them to his pond.  He would chase away the flocks of birds and the animals that came to his pond to drink.  One day he was bringing an unusually large barrel of water to the pond.  He lost his footing trying to pour the water out, and fell into the pond and drowned.  You say, "How foolish this man was,"  But aren't some of us doing the same thing?  We desire our physical possessions more than our spiritual inheritance.  We covet our own agendas rather than the will of Christ Jesus.  We hoard our time, not realizing that time is running out - the time that knows you now will soon know you no more.  We lust after carnal things rather than " Hunger and thrist after righteousness."

    "It is certain we brought nothing into this would and we shall take nothing out."  Why covet that which we cannot take to our graves?  And if we could dig a grave deep enough and wide enough to bury you and your possessions, come around the cemetery around dusk and watch the shovels flying (I might be out there myself).  "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul? Or what would a man give in exchange for his soul?"

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