Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.
Luke 12:21 (NLT)

Today’s verse is very similar to another in which Jesus says, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” At first glance it would be easy to conclude that we should not seek after the riches of this world. Certainly Jesus was an example of a person with no materialistic yearnings. Yet if we reduce these verses to a simple anti-materialism message, we lose the real meaning. The point Jesus was making is that we need to make seeking after Him our first and most important priority. Anyone who has every acquired wealth will tell you that it is hard work and takes every ounce of concentration and energy. Jesus knew this. He knew the zeal and passion a person needs in order to succeed in business. He wants us to have that same, if not more, passion and zeal for knowing and serving Him. Today God calls us to know Him. Build a deep and rich relationship with Him. That is true wealth.

Father, forgive me when I have gotten my priorities all messed up. Lord, help me seek after You. I want knowing and loving You to be the premier desire of my heart. In Jesus’ name.


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I am a Christian who deeply believes in God and the purposes He has put us on earth for. I started in ministry when I was 20 years old. I have been involved in both evangelism and compassion ministires. I deeply believe in our mission to help those in need. I believe however,that the church has missed our calling. We have not been effective in loving others as we would love ourselves. We have not been using our Spiritual Gifts to make a difference in this world. We have not mobilized to be the salt and light in the world. The goal of this web site is to help those interested to use their Spiritual Gifts in order to fulfill the mission Christ has given us to love the world.
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