The Answer to Having It All

Recently my wife told me about a letter she read to a blind friend. It was from an old “prosperity gospel” preacher.

All this friend needed to do was plant seeds of faith and–wait for it–give help the preacher with his 30 year building program.

Such garbage should be outlawed.

But what if God really does want you and me to have all the fantastic things of this world we want? What if, for example, God gave you a new car?

Well, you’d have to keep it running with proper maintenance. You may hae to replace the battery if it doesn’t start on a cold morning. You might get a flat tire in the midst of a traffic jam. Kids would spill soda pop on the seats.

But you say God would take care of all those things. After all, He wanted you to have that car.

The problem is that worldly pleasures come with worldly cares. Is that really what God wants for you and me? Is that the best He has to offer?

If He blesses you with a car or a new home, do you own that property or does it own you? And where does God really fit into the picture?

Are you satisfied with the things of this world? What if God doesn’t want you to be satisfied in this life? What if He wants you to thirst and be filled with Him?

What if we’ll never be satisfied until we’re in heaven with Christ?

One man had it all here on Earth. Or he thought he did. What was his answer to having everything?

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
-Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

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