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.
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)
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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