Choose Wisely


What is more important?  Happiness and wealth in this life or happiness forever in heaven?  It sounds like an easy choice, but we know that most people choose the comforts of this world.

Raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said:

“Blessed are you who are poor,
for the Kingdom of God is yours.
Blessed are you who are now hungry,
for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who are now weeping,
for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you,
and when they exclude and insult you,
and denounce your name as evil
on account of the Son of Man.

Rejoice and leap for joy on that day!
Behold, your reward will be great in heaven.
For their ancestors treated the prophets
in the same way.

But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.
But woe to you who are filled now,
for you will be hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now,
for you will grieve and weep.
Woe to you when all speak well of you,
for their ancestors treated the false
prophets in this way.”

All of us have to make the choice.  Choose wisely.

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One Response to Choose Wisely

  1. Lee Surkin says:

    Due to the blindness of sinful human hearts and the deception of sin, many in the world pursue happiness in ways that seemingly will succeed. But Jesus boldly asserts that those who follow the world’s ways will come up empty. He draws a distinct line and challenges us to come over to His side. The Beatitudes are ATTITUDES that should BE in your life! The Beatitudes are God’s children’s characteristics! The Beatitudes are a blueprint for happiness! The Beatitudes are a foundation for building a home in Heaven!
    The challenge of the beatitudes my brothers and sisters is, Will you be happy in the world’s way, or in Christ’s way?

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