In this world untold numbers of people spend a lifetime trying to achieve the goal as the 1980’s slogan says: “He who dies with the most toys wins”.
DO NOT BE DECEIVED!
To win in this life is to FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST TO OBTAIN ETERNAL LIFE! (John 3:16-18).
Our Lord Jesus Christ says: “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for [A MAN’S LIFE CONSISTETH NOT IN THE ABUNDANCE OF THE THINGS WHICH HE POSSESSETH]” (Luke 12:15).
Anyone who chooses to seek to amass wealth, riches, and possessions in this world is choosing to serve the prince of this world, the devil aka Satan which is of NO PROFIT because Jesus also pointed saying: “For what is a man profited, if [HE SHALL GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD, AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL]? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26).
“No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Luke 16:13).
James, the brother of Jesus said: “Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is an enemy of God” (James 4:4). “Hath not God chosen the [POOR OF THIS WORLD RICH IN FAITH], and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” (James 2:5).
“Riches and honor are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness” (Proverbs 8:17-18).
“[THEY THAT FOLLOWETH AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS AND MERCY FINDETH LIFE], righteousness, and honor” (Proverbs 21:21). “Laying up in store for themselves a good
foundation against the time to come, [THAT THEY MAY LAY HOLD ON ETERNAL LIFE]” (1 Timothy 6:19).
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the [DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST], [WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TOGETHER WITH THEM IN THE CLOUDS], to meet the Lord in the air: and [SO SHALL WE EVER] be with the Lord. “Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16–18).
Jesus also says: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
“THEN COMETH THE END, when he shall have [DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD, EVEN THE FATHER]; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” (1 Corinthians 15:24).