“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine” (Proverbs 3:5-10).
“Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?” (Jeremiah 23:23).
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us” (1 John 1:5-10).
In the revelation of Jesus by the angel of God to John, he saw a vision in heaven of the end of time:
“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” (Revelation 5:1–2).
Jesus, the only begotten Son of God is the only one worthy to open the book, and he will judge the world in righteousness, and he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness (Psalm 9:8).
Jesus says: “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44).
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8-9).
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).
Whether we are a billionaire or millionaire, well off or not so well off, living paycheck to paycheck or penniless, it does not matter. We all have one thing in common: This earth is not home (Colossians 3:3).
Yes: right here, right now, whether we live in a palace, in a mansion, in a house, in a condominium, in a villa, in an apartment, in a tent, on the street, or in a prison, we all have one thing in common: we are all “homeless.”
“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:6–7).
On the Last Day, there is only one way to go home to be with the Lord; King Jesus is the only one with the keys to the gateway to everlasting habitations; and he says: “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).
Every day in this world it may seem that only those with riches and wealth are winning. How often have were heard or seen written these words: “I want to be rich and famous?” Today, with the explosion of reality TV, this is very much apparent from the long lines of people waiting to be auditioned for a chance to get rich and famous. However seemingly glamorous, gratifying, and glitzy such images may appear, it is by no means a paradigm of life because we cannot serve God and money (Matthew 6:24).
We must not be deceived by riches, and must ensure that we are anchored in the knowledge of truth by the word of God to shun this faux sense of life in this world because God will make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery of life, which is hidden for us, the hope of glory at the end of time (Colossians 1:27).
Our confidence and trust in the word of God must be rock solid; we must not as Jesus expressed to “let the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word and it becometh unfruitful” (Mark 4:19). “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23–24).
“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near” (Isaiah 55:6).
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. “But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:17,36).
“LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God” (Psalm 90:1-2).
“Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD” (Jeremiah 9:23-24).
“Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name” (Jeremiah 33:2).
“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD” (Psalm 106:48).