We live in a world of deceit and lies: these words may be shocking to some people or even rejected by others. To be more specific, we live in a world where the pinnacle of success is becoming a billionaire, and there is even talk of soon to be the first trillionaire. However, no amount of money can purchase salvation!
“What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?” (Psalm 89:48).
“There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it” (Ecclesiastes 8:8).
Notwithstanding, according to the Holy Scriptures, King Solomon was the wealthiest person based on the standards of this world (2 Chronicles 1:7–12), our Lord, Savior and King Jesus is greater than Solomon because he expressly said: “[BEHOLD, A GREATER THAN SOLOMON IS HERE]” (Matthew 12:42).
“[NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME; THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, WHICH IS IN THE BOSOM OF THE FATHER, HE HATH DECLARED HIM]” (John 1:18).
On the right hand of God, the Father now sits Jesus: “Who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen” (1 Timothy 6:15–16).
“These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee. [AS THOU HAST GIVEN HIM POWER OVER ALL FLESH, THAT HE SHOULD GIVE ETERNAL LIFE TO AS MANY AS THOU HAST GIVEN HIM]. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast whom thou hast sent” (John 17:1-3).
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), says: “[ALL THINGS THAT THE FATHER HATH ARE MINE]” (John 16:15).
“[ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO ME IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH]” (Matthew 28:18).
“[I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE]: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).