1 Timothy 6:7-10 - For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many grief's. NASU
Everyone knows when you die you are not taking any materialistic thing with you. It doesn't matter if you had a watch, a ring, or a gold coin given to you by your mom or dad that you cherished. It isn't going with you.
Now you may put some things in their casket but that doesn't mean they took them from the casket to the next life.
Paul told Timothy, "… we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either."
If you have children 18 years or older tell me you love their money spending decisions. Yeah, I didn't think so.
Seriously, plunging into ruin and destruction is the path you want to travel.
Paul goes on to say that if you love money it can to lead you away from your faith in Jesus Christ and dump you into a life of many griefs. Now doesn't that sound like a great life?
The best advice I can share with you today is if you want to get rich go after true riches and by that I mean seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and you will have all the things you need in this life.
Plus, in the next life all the materialistic things you have acquired while here you can't take with you, nor will you have any need of them in Heaven.
The accomplishments you have gained for the Kingdom of God will go with you into the next life. Those are the true riches and the ones you will want to obtain because death can't stop them from following you into heaven.
Think About These:
There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.
There are two ways of being rich. One is to have all you want and the other is to be satisfied with what you have.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.