Take great care what you allow to become important to you. Material things can be so costly, well beyond financial, especially as the financial cost escalates. This world often fixates on the personal treasures left behind by those who have passed into eternity. People like Elizabeth Taylor, with the jewels she thought she owned, or J. Paul Getty, who thought he possessed so many historical items, purchased with his temporal material wealth, that said items literally filled a museum. Both clearly held these items as important to who they were. Yet, if they entered eternity without Christ, and there is sadly no evidence I know of that they didn’t, then the things they held so important were nothing more than hell’s traps.
On our own simple scale we can be just like the rich, placing improper importance on eternally useless things, keeping us focused not on our standing with God, but on what is ultimately hellish trinkets.
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