Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Timothy 6:7

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

This is a true axiom. As one of our American millionaires was dying, his heirs waited outside his room. When the doctor and lawyer finally came out, they eagerly asked, "How much did he leave?" And the lawyer said, "He left everything. He didn't take anything with him." We come into the world empty-handed, and that is the way we leave it. This is the reason a child of God ought to be using his money for the work of God. I believe that making a will is fine, but it is often much abused. As someone has rhymed it,

Do your givin'
While you're livin'.
Then you're knowin'
Where it's goin'.

A child of God should make sure that he is supporting the work of God in some way.

J. V. Magee

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