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TRUTH FOR TODAY

Glenn E. Hawkins, Evangelist

WHAT REALLY MATTERS? [2]

Consider the Egyptian pyramids – fancy names for "tombs" really – and all that treasure they intended to take with them on their journey into the next world. Those treasures are now scattered about on display in museums all over the world. We may think their practices strange, but are we not doing the very same thing with our desire for more and more? You know, I’ve never seen a hearse pulling a U-haul trailer! There is good reason for this. Solomon, the richest man who ever lived, tells us: "Naked a man comes from his mother’s womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand" (Ecclesiastes 5:15). Paul wrote, "For we brought nothing into this world and of a certainty we can carry nothing out" (1 Timothy 6:7). (more next week)

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