by Dr David Jeremiah
"The beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried." Luke 16:22
Recommended Reading: Luke 16:19-31
The same Bible that teaches about heaven warns of hell. In our Lord's story of the rich man and the beggar, the latter served God faithfully on earth, but suffered an incurable skin disease and had to beg for food. The rich man, on the other hand, fared sumptuously every day but evidently had no relationship with the Lord. In a flash their respective earthly lives ended, and their roles were reversed in eternity.
The problem wasn't primarily economic but spiritual. The rich man had previously had access to the Scriptures--"Moses and the prophets" (verse 31)--but had paid no attention. He was too busy buying things.
We only have a few remaining hours in this year to think about heaven and hell, only a day to make a lasting decision for Christ. Listen to Moses, the prophets, the Lord Jesus, and the voice of the Holy Spirit. Give yourself wholeheartedly to Christ today, while you still can and while there's still time.
What does it profit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?
"The saddest road to hell is the one that runs under the pulpit, past the Bible, and through the middle of warnings and invitations." J. C. Ryle
Truly our Eternal God and heavenly Father has blessed us, and all of His promises are yea & amen!
"But God commended His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
We rejoice that the Lord did not say: "Get your act cleaned up; or clean up you life!" We cannot clean ourselves, His Son, will cleanse us up, and make us righteous!
"Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD! Praise ye the LORD." (Psalm 150:6)
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