Devotional Thought

Totally Fit — Economically

You can get all kinds of financial advice. Chop up your credit cards; invest in TSAs, IRAs, mutual funds. It seems everywhere you look someone is trying to give advice on how to secure a comfortable retirement.

Are you putting away a set amount each month? Do you have investments, stocks, bonds? It takes planning and effort to become economically healthy.

Wait a minute. We’re forgetting something. How long do you expect to live? Eighty, ninety years? How do you know? Maybe 35 is all you get, or 52. Then what? How will you spend eternity?

Jesus told a story of a farmer who became very wealthy. He said to himself (Luke 12:19), “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”

It sounds good, doesn’t it? But God said to him (v 20), “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?”

Jesus went on to say (v 21), “This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”

It doesn’t do much good to plan and work hard for economic fitness in this life, and then to be bankrupt in eternity. To put it bluntly, it is foolish to spend eternity in hell.

A wise person plans for this life and for eternity.

How? Listen to the promises of God. Believe them.

In the Bible God offers everlasting life, his love, and happiness. These heavenly treasures are a result of his planning and the work of his Son Jesus.

You don’t have to earn these commodities. You don’t even have to send for them. They are yours as a free gift.

Believe that Jesus has paid for your sins and that he has earned eternal life for you.

Make it point to be in worship every Sunday. We can share more about how you can be totally fit.

Pastor R.