I’ve been studying a passage from Luke for this week’s message. I am going to be talking about investing in your future. As I was studying the parable of the Rich Fool in Luke, I came across a phrase that Jesus said that really stuck with me.
…a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.
Most of the time we probably do feel that our life consist of how much or how little we have. In the context of this passage it seems Jesus has a different perspective than we often do. He knows that our possession, whether few or many, are only temporal. You can’t take ’em with you.
I guess what our life really consists of is what we can take with us. What can we take with us? Well, our relationships. The people we invest in for eternity will be there. Also money that we give for God’s purpose on earth will bring us a great return in heaven. Jesus said that he is going to give a reward to each of us according to our deeds. Also, I believe that who we become on this earth (inside) is who we will be in heaven. The Bible says we get a new body, not necessarily a new spirit or mind. In fact Jesus met with his disciples after his resurrection and was in many ways the same Jesus.
So, what are you taking with you? Does your life consist of building an abundance of temporary possessions or are you saving for your future?