THIS IS ABOUT GOD AND THE THINGS HE CAN DO IN YOUR LIFE.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
My wife and I were shopping in the Mall and I was doing
what I usually do on our shopping trips.
My wife looked at every dress on the racks and I stood silently by her
side. When she asks my opinion on a
dress I look at her face. I can tell
whether she likes the dress or she is not sure.
If I see the “I like it” look I say I like it. If I see the “not sure” look I say - It is nice but it just doesn’t look like you. That is 46 years experience. When we are shopping I look at other people
around me. It is sort of a hobby. I like to watch people. I see a family who looks prosperous
enough. They have nice clothes. They look happy. The teen age child asks the father for some
money. I look at the father’s face and I
can see the answer is no. Oh, I know the
father will give a lot of reasons but I can see the answer is no. I can see it on his face. He’s a tightwad. The mother is dressed a little better than the
father. I’ve seen that look before. I can guess that the father probably had a
little less money when he was in his younger years. Then I hear the teenager say something about
– You can’t take it with you. He’s
right. You can’t take it with you. That reminds me of a Billy Graham quote. When asked how much money a rich man left
when he died Billy Graham remarked – He left it all. Everything that we have belongs to God. He expects us to use it wisely and use it for
His glory. We will not need any money in
Heaven. You can’t take it with you.