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Pursuing affluence

Pursuing affluence

‘It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God’ (Mark 10:25, NKJV).

Some rich people talk and act like they are in the position of God. In fact don’t mention the issue of their salvation to them. They see the poor as less than human. The only people they respect or listen to are people of their own class. They perpetrate deep and secret wickedness. They forget their humble beginnings. Their wealth has become their god. Compassion has lost their hearts’ address. That people are suffering doesn’t move them. All they care about is how to maintain their riches at all costs. How sad!

Nobody has truly met Jesus who doesn’t have a truly compassionate heart. Any wealth or fame you acquire that makes you follow the devil and do his biddings will eventually destroy you. You claim you are a Christian in the open. Yet everything you do secretly confirms your allegiance to the devil. How wicked! If you don’t run to Christ and surrender totally to him, you are already on your way to destruction!

Mind you, using satanically-acquired wealth or money gotten through questionable means to sponsor church programmes or projects will not make you or your money acceptable to God. Neither will it save you from destruction. Unless you renounce your involvement with the devil, there is no way of escape from the devil’s bondage. You must let go of the devil’s ‘blessings’. It is better to gain everlasting life in Christ than to own the whole world and lose your soul in the end. Once any man misses heaven, he can’t miss eternal agony.

Jesus told a story about a rich man and a beggar named Lazarus. Lazarus was laid at the rich man’s gate, full of sores. All he lived for was to get scraps from the rich man’s table; and dogs would come and lick his open sores. Both of them died later. Lazarus was carried by angels to Abraham’s side in heaven. But the rich man found himself in hell and in torment. There, he saw Lazarus in the far distance with Abraham. He then called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy! Send Lazarus to dip finger in water to cool my tongue. I’m in agony in this fire.”

Abraham replied him, “Son, remember that during your lifetime you had everything you wanted, and Lazarus had nothing. But things are different now. Here he’s consoled and you’re tormented”. Beloved reader, are you getting too attached to the vanities of this world? Is your heart being drawn away from God and now pursuing wealth at all costs? Jesus said in Lk. 12:15: “…Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has”. I pray, may God help us to take heed to this important warning. In Jesus name!

Today’s Corporate Prayer: I break myself free from every satanic enticement designed to trap me. In Christ Jesus mighty name!

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Tabitha omobolanle Faleye is a lover of Christ and His works and a copy writer/content developer.

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