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We’ve Lost Everything!

Lay not up yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal; For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-20)

“We’ve lost everything: jobs, cars, everything” said one of the men who traveled to a country and were unable to speak the language. Unfortunately, several events transpired upon their arrival including being arrested. He also said that their trip was “Vacation to Hell.”

I do not make light of these men quandary. Instead, I pondered on “We’ve lost everything” and “Vacation to Hell.”

I have used “Feeling like Hell on earth” during my trials; and “Feeling like Heaven on earth” in my triumphs.

Perhaps most of us have unconsciously used such terms, and phrases, in situations that made us feel as though we were riding on an emotional roller coaster.

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However, Christians should not be like men, including the rich young ruler, who could not fathom living life without their possessions. (Matthew 19:16-24)

Losing possessions should not equate to the lost of everything. For me, a lost of everything would be my soul condemned to Hell. What would we have profited if we gain possessions but lose our soul. (Mark 8:36-37)

I am not advocating it is wrong for Christians to obtain wealth and earthly possessions. The problems arise when we straddle the fence between GOD and possessions. (Matthew 6:24)

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We sometimes loosely use the words Heaven and Hell, but those two places are real and neither should be used in the context of joking, in my opinion. As for Hell, it will not be a place of vacation for lost souls.

We can have all the money and possessions in the world, and still have nothing without GOD. –Felton D. Woods


Ecclesiastes 12:13; 2 Peter 3:10-12; Matthew 6:20; John 14:6; John 10:10; and Ecclesiastes 1:2-3


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15 thoughts on “We’ve Lost Everything!

  1. I agree that we often use terms like this loosely without really thinking about what we are saying. You are right that there’s nothing wrong with wealth. One scripture that is often misquoted where people say “Money is the root of all evil.” but it says, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (1Ti 6:10 KJV) People that love money and covet after it are thinking wrong.

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    1. Thank you, Herb, for reading and commenting. You are definitely right about misquoting and leaving out important words from scriptures. Great scripture for this message.

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  2. Great post. Being grateful in all things in plenty and in want is something I have been dealing with lately. One hit after another and I was starting to grumble. And the loss of our souls would be the end of it all, not the “minor” struggles that are only temporary. Not making light. When we are going through it, it seems like the worst but eternity with our Saviour is the prize. Things, possessions can become things that we begin to worship. It can happen without us even realizing. I ask the LORD to continue to bless you 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Margaret, for reading and sharing your personal thoughts. I think we all, or at least most of us, have gone through periods of ungratefulness and wanting more. I appreciate your comments and thank you for asking GOD to continue blessing me. May the GOD we serve keep you in His loving arms with blessings to ensure all of your needs are met. Have a great day/night and remain safe.

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  3. Good morning, Sister Tangie: I have a question for you…”Could the LOVE of blessings from God also be the root of all evil?” Job’s friends accused him of loving blessings and shunning evil or misfortunes. God does not give mankind blessings to placate us. God is gracious unto us so that we can return to Him and give Him glory, thanksgiving and praise. God has created everything, every human and even the angels to give Him and Him only praise. So, I agree with you, our possessions (our uprisings and down-settings) should not consume us BUT give us another opportunity to look to the hills which cometh our help, and to praise God. When we experience the good times and the bad times we should always remember Romans 8:28:
    “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Amen

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    1. I do not believe the LOVE of blessings from GOD being the root of all evil. However, the hearts of men can turn their blessings into a form of evil in how the blessings are used. “For the love of money is the root of all evil…” (I Timothy 6:10).

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    1. Yes ma’am Pam. Sadly, some Christians get lost in a world of possessions and abandon their paths to eternal life. Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a wonderful day.

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