“Wealth beyond imagination – and all for NOTHING !! 10/02/2019 Written by bruce r. mills for “God’s group”

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Written by bruce r. mills for “God’s group”  @ www.Godsmanforever.com

“Wealth beyond imagination – and all for NOTHING !!

 

Ecclesiastes 2:9-10 …  So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me. 10 And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil.   (ESV)

This scripture was penned by the wise Solomon, son of King David (of David and Goliath)…  Solomon asked God only for enough wisdom, to take over his father’s kingdom…  And because Solomon was so humble in his request for just wisdom…God gave him wealth beyond imagination…making Solomon the richest man there ever was, and would ever be…1 Kings 3:8-15

Solomon had 700 wives, and 300 concubines (1 Kings 11:3), and as the opening scripture tells us…Solomon had everything he ever wanted, without exception !!  But you see…money, fame, and fortune will NEVER satisfy the hole in the heart of everyone born…since Adam and Eve sinned by eating the apple from the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil…Genesis 2:15-17… The more money you make, the more you want…  This is just the natural nature of man, living in this world that is run by Satan, the father of all lies…John 8:44…  Solomon goes on to tell us this in,

Ecclesiastes 2:11 … Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun.  (ESV)

If money, fame, and fortune could not satisfy Solomon, as seen in the scripture above…exactly how is this hole in the heart of every human being filled, to give us a sense of satisfaction and a purpose for our lives ??

God, knowing that we in our fallen nature could in no way earn our way into heaven by fulling any kind of man made laws, rules, and regulations…sent His Son Jesus Christ to be born an infant to Mary and Joseph…  The angel of the Lord told Joseph that Mary’s conception was by the Holy Spirit…and that they were to name their Son Jesus (meaning Savior), because He was going to save His people from their sins… Matthew 1:18-25

My friends, the ONLY thing which can fill the void in each of our hearts, is the love of Christ…given to each and every redeemed child of God, who has been graced by God with salvation…and “born again” as a new creation…

2 Corinthians 5:17-18…  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;  (ESV)

God uses the “good news” Gospel of Christ message, to give all sinners a way to be deemed righteous in God’s eyes…  This message of God’s saving grace, about how the shed blood of Christ at the cross will cleanse away a lifetime of sins…was commanded by Jesus, for ALL “born again” Christians to share…   Jesus gives us this command, in His last spoken words to His disciples (and to us) before He ascended into heaven…  We see this command to share the Gospel, in…

Matthew 28:19-20…  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  (ESV)

 

Have you been saved from eternal damnation by God’s saving grace ??  Or do you look at the words of needing to “born again”, and sneer…as this message of the cross is foolishness to you ??  The apostle Paul pens this, in…

1 Corinthians 1:18  For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  (NKJV)

My friends, if you don’t know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior…fill that void in your heart that will NEVER be satisfied without the love of Christ…  Seek the Lord while He may still be found…Isaiah 55:6…by hearing, or reading…and then obeying the Gospel message…  Start a new life “in Christ” as a redeemed child of God, that has to be experienced to be believed…and be blessed beyond imagination !!  [See P.S. below for a Gospel of Christ presentation]

Gracious God and heavenly Father…I pray every reader who has yet to seek Your face…would stop now, and take the time to read Your “good news” Gospel presentation, and obey it… [Found in the link below]…  I pray Father, that Your “living and powerful Word” (Hebrews 4:12-13)…would open the eyes of those in need of Your saving grace…  And I pray Father, that lives would be changed today by You, as the love of Your Son Jesus fills the void in the hearts of those who seek Jesus with a repent heart…  I pray for this miracle of new life “in Christ’ for all of those in need…in Jesus’ most precious name, and for His sake…Amen…

Blessings in Christ,  bruce

P.S.  When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !!  If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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