I thought back about a dozen years ago or so, and I thought about what I would have shared had this title been assigned to me back then. Back then I would have been excited to talk about this subject. …..I would have talked to you about how more useful you can be to God if you can somehow get to that point of being independently wealthy. …..But something happened to me. ….I had what I’m going to call an “uh-oh moment”. I don’t know how many of you know what an “uh-oh moment” is. Let me tell you about it.
(In response to a college student who asked why are you witnessing on a college campus.) There are three reasons why we come out here. The first and best reason is because God told us to share the Gospel. It’s honoring him, it’s not primarily for you. Now that’s the second reason, that it is for you. God’s not willing that any should perish, we’re not willing that you perish….. There’s a third reason, and that is for those of you who are not going to respond, to warn you.
We’re here to talk about treasures in heaven. Now, heaven is a real place. We all believe that. Do you know treasures in heaven are also real? They’re not just imaginary. They’re just as real as when you move money from your checking account to your savings account. You expect to see that again. Right? Ok, well treasures in heaven are the same way. They’re not an expense, they’re an investment.
Two main things that Jesus said. #1) Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon Earth. and #2) Sell what you have and give alms. And these two commands, if we boil it down to plain English, what do we have? We have Jesus saying don’t accumulate wealth on this earth…..
….I’d say, “Our problem is we don’t know what is witchcraft and what is not witchcraft. We don’t know.” But I’ve changed my mind. I don’t believe that anymore. You know what our biggest problem is? We don’t care.