This is the story of two wealthy business men, who wanted to invest their riches.
The 1st business man brings all his money to a swindler, whose company only deals in short-term investment activities. The swindler invests all the business man’s cash for the purpose of immediate returns; with no long-term plans whatsoever. His business is named, Immediate Gratification with the slogan “Why Wait?” This caught the business man’s eye, because he was a man who lived in the ‘NOW’, and believed in working hard but partying even harder; so Immediate Gratification (I.G.) was the place for him.
The 2nd Business Man invested his wealth with an old-fashioned investment banker, whose business was named Rock Solid Investments, with a slogan “Yesterday, Today, Forevermore.” His company’s portfolio ranged from short to long-term investments along with a life-after-death facility, that allowed for one to spend paradise in a place that inspired all other paradises. The business man rested well, knowing the master investor would not only be able to strengthen his holdings, but guarantee his eternal future.
Today, we invest in motor vehicle insurance, just in case of an accident or theft, mainly. We invest in life insurance which does not do much for us personally, but mainly helps our loved ones when we pass on.
Business people are taught succession planning as we know that one day the younger generation will have to take over.
Nevertheless, many people today operate with total disregard to the risk of dying outside of Jesus and His holiness. They plan for their future and their family as it pertains to life here on earth. The strangest thing is that most people believe in a heaven and hell yet, they make no assurances that this is where they definitely have to go. They may have a desire or intention to make it there, but somehow there is never a right time for them to make the decision or have the relevant conversations. Most times, they are too busy with earthly matters and entanglements to make the most important decision of all.
This is not only unfortunate but a severe catastrophe. My prayer today, is that we all STOP whatever we believe is so important and guarantee our eternal salvation, because in the end –
The worse thought would be us being so busy working, going to school, looking about our business, family, friends and fun at the expense of neglecting Jesus; pass on from this life, and after we do, they decide to accept Jesus after. We would have given our world and eternity for them, but in the end, even a million prayers wouldn’t be able to pluck us out of an eternity in hell.
Prayer for Today:
LORD JESUS, help me to never be too busy to guarantee my eternal salvation. I ask You to take precedence over everything in my life that competes against my affection and dedication to You. I confess today that I am a sinner and I repent now and forevermore. Come into my heart Jesus and save me from myself from this day, to my last day; in Your Name I pray. AMEN!