The Hearse and the U-Haul

17 for they will take nothing with them when they die,
    their splendor will not descend with them. Psalm 49:17

You will never see the title of this devotional in real life. It’s an amusing image, but nobody takes anything larger than what fits in a box to the grave when they pass away. The wealthy and the poor are buried the same way: six feet under in a box that may or not be elaborately decorated. That’s it.

You can’t take it with you when you go” is as real today as it was when it was first spoken.

So then, why do the wealthy accumulate more and more, and even more puzzling, why do some of us seek to envy what they have? Both of those questions are impossible to answer because each person is different and has different motivations.

Since we can’t take it with us when we go, why then don’t we give ever spare nickel to feed the poor, provide for our missionary Brothers and Sisters, to the local church, and to causes greater than ourselves?

Again, only each of us can answer that individually. The question is, will we be willing to answer it honestly?

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