If I asked you this question, I imagine your answer would stem from how much money you make, how much you have saved up in the bank, your lifestyle, or the worth of your possessions. And I would expect you to tell me, “None of your business!” I would deserve that remark.
My point is, the question sparks a monetary response. So, what about Elon Musk or George Soros? Are they more worthy than me or you? Let me be clear, I’ve never met either of these gentlemen, and this is certainly not a commentary on them personally.
Here’s what the Bible says about both the wealthy and the poor. “As a flower of the field he will pass away. For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass, its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So, the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.” James 1:10-11.
There is a hundred percent chance that we will all die and pass on to the next world. That includes Mr. Musk and Mr. Soros. Not one human is immune from death. The apostle John says “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” John 14:2-4
This life is not all there is. If you believe what God says to us through the Bible, you know that we are on this earth for a short amount of time, and then we enter eternity. I am by no means speaking against having wealth, but stressing the fact that this life is short compared to eternity. Is wealth that which makes a man worth much, or is it a relationship with the Maker of heaven and earth?