For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?
Mark 8:36, NKJV
I have never really had a problem with the one percent of Americans who happen to earn more than $420,000 a year. It is popular in our culture to mock the rich, envy their yacht clubs, scoff at their polo grounds, and ridicule their opulence.
But what’s the point? They won’t have it for long. A day is coming, sooner than they think, when they must let it go. Performing three hundred funerals over thirty years of ministry reinforces both the brevity of life and the duration of eternity.
Did you know only $32,000 a year places you among the top one percent of incomes in the world? The riches of this life are trivial compared with the timeless treasures of the next. There is nothing in your life more valuable than the eternal salvation of your soul.