What are your goals?


What are the goals that you seek to accomplish in this time you have upon this earth?
Become rich?
Become famous?
Well look at these goals from a Biblical point of view.
So you desire to be rich.
Biblically the more you desire riches the harder it is to get into to heaven. So on a scale of “one” being poor biblically and “ten” being rich biblically, becoming rich is a “one.”
Matthew 19:23 – Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. 24 I’ll say it again—it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”
Now if all you sought was that which allows you to get your daily bread. That is a “ten.” In fact it is part of the Lord’s Prayer.
Okay seeking fame. Most that become famous become haughty. That then again becomes a “one.”
Proverbs 16: 18 Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
God desires us to be humble. That is a “ten.”
1 Peter 5:5 – In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.
So a low score gets you into the pit of fire. A high score heads you in the right direction.
So for becoming rich and famous the score is “two.”
So being content with your daily bread and humbling yourself that is a score of “twenty.”
Personally I do not want rewards of this temporal plain of existence. For they will be eaten by moths and rust away. I seek after the eternal rewards that will be with me for billions upon billions upon billions of years.
Matthew 6:19 – “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. 22 “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. 23 But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! 24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. 25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

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