We’re sticking with gold God. Here’s why…
First and foremost, gold might look pretty good down here, but God has so much of the stuff He paves heaven’s roads with it.
And don’t ever forget…no matter how much of it you manage to accumulate, you won’t be taking ANY of it with you when you leave Planet Earth. The closest you’ll ever come is to take some of what you manage to collect, and send it on ahead. [By donating it to God’s work here. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. …If you wish to be perfect, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” (Matthew 6:21, 19:21)] Not only does God keep track of what we give and where we give, He also keeps track of HOW we give. “God loves a cheerful giver,” remember?
Don’t be a hoarder, be a helper. God only asks us for ten percent, you know. Most of us give more than that as a tip for good restaurant table service.
Once you get used to spreading your money around a bit, doing a little good here, a little good there, you’ll enjoy the feeling so much you’ll start trying to live on less and give more away. (It has happened to many others, we promise you.)
If you happen to be among those who are still skeptical about the whole “God thing” and not really convinced that God is really there, or that the Bible is really true, please let us pose one question to you: How do you explain all the prophecies in the Bible which have come true in centuries past? (Never mind the prophecies which we will see coming true in years ahead.)
Here is how God explains those prophecies: “I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.’ When I have spoken it, I will bring it to pass. When I purpose it, I will also do it. My salvation shall not delay.” (from Isaiah ch. 46)
If God knows history in advance and can tell us in advance how something is going to turn out, which He has done many, many times in the Bible (and there is no other foundational book for any other religion which can demonstrate this), does this not give God the edge in being able to convince us He is real? Jesus even said to one of His disciples, “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” (John 14:9) In other words, “if you want to know what God is like, just get to know Me.”
As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by
NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis