"...and I will dwell in the House of the LORD forever!"

Monday, December 12, 2011

Incredible Investments

There are numerous ways to make money. Many have found fame and fortune through simple ideas and investments. That's one of the many things that make America great.

One growing industry in the United States is the auctioning of storage units. Companies like American Auctioneers make a killing every year by giving investment entrepreneurs the chance to purchase furnished storage units. The rules are pretty simple. Storage units, with all of their furnishings, are eligible to be auctioned off if rent is three months past due. Most units aren't worth very much, but some units provide huge pay offs for those who are willing to take the risk.

One man in San Jose, California was willing to take the risk, and he took the phrase, "One man's trash, another man's treasure" to the extreme. He purchased a unit for $1,100 and found $500,000 of gold and silver in a box so heavy that it required three men to carry it out. I guess you could say that $498,900 profit in one day is a fairly good investment.

As God's children, we have the opportunity to invest in Jesus Christ. It carries the cost of our lives, but the pay offs are incredible, and there is absolutely no risk involved. Jesus already purchased us at Calvary, and in Him we find the treasure of eternal life.

Invest in Jesus. It's the opportunity of a life time!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Guilt's Grip

How long does guilt stick to your mind and wear on your soul? For an elderly Seattle man, the answer is more than six decades. Over 60 years ago, he stole $30.00 from a Sears' cash register. Last Monday, he went to a local Sears and hand-delivered an envelope addressed to the "Sears Manager." Inside the envelope was a remorseful note giving his apology for theft, accompanied by a $100.00 bill. The man said he wanted to pay back the money, "plus interest." Apparently, Ben Franklin can put anyone's conscience at rest?

Guilt's grip is a very powerful thing, it's very difficult to overcome, and it will destroy us if we don't confess and repent of our sins. That's why repentance is always an urgent matter. The "Sears Bandit" had the time to right his wrong, but as Christians, we never know when our time will be up.

Guilt is building. The clock is ticking. Repent, less you perish.