What Matters

Re: Verse reading–Luke 16:19-31 (day two) 

“Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.” vs. 19

It was clear from both chapter 15 and 16 of Luke’s gospel that he had an affluent audience. The parable of the prodigal son also told of an excessive lifestyle that ultimately led to destruction. What is clear in these texts is not the size of their bank account, but the size of their hearts. Remember the words from Matthew that say: Where your treasure is, there your heart is also. Ultimately everything we have is a gift and resource for God’s kingdom work here on earth. How are you choosing to use your time for him. Are you spending it with your kids telling them the truth of Jesus? Are you dedicating energy towards helping our community realize the beauty of Christ as Lord? Does your checkbook reflect a life focused first on Heavenly things? These are thing matters that matter to God.

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One Response to What Matters

  1. Dr. Phuong Le Callaway, (Ph.D), CA says:

    A life without God is a life without values and purpose. Without God, everyone is doomed. God is the reason for living a meaningful life and for knowing what is right or wrong, moral or immoral!

    Without God, it is true that an excessive and careless lifestyle will ultimately lead to destruction as there is no basis for morality. I totally agreed that, “What is clear in these texts is not the size of their bank account, but the size of their hearts.” God does not care the size of one’s bank account but his or her heart! What is for the common good if people have a large amount of money in various bank accounts but their hearts are full of self-interest? I hope there will not be a high percentage of these people as I am sure they live a life without having values and purpose!

    This blog is a reminder to all! What matters most for living a life with values and purpose? Is morality important? Who will determine right or wrong, moral or immoral if God is non-existent?

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