By Kate Tamale-Sali
One Sunday afternoon, after I had finished playing board games with my grandchildren, one of them asked: “Grandma, would you roll down a steep hill if someone promised to give you Shs1 billion?”
After several discussions we agreed that although money plays a valuable role in our lives, we should not become ‘slaves’ to it by letting it dictate our actions. We should regard it as one of the many gifts from God which He has entrusted us with to carry out His work on Earth and also meet our needs and those of others.
As I thought of the depth and wisdom in this question, I remembered a scripture in the Bible when Jesus asked His disciples: “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul (Matthew 16:26)?”
Can you imagine Satan tempted Jesus with the kingdoms of the world and offered them to Jesus if He would just bow to him! Of course Christ refused to bow to Satan (Mt 4: 8-10).
Many people today are ‘bowing’ to Satan in order to receive short term gains. They even compromise their morals for a few moments of pleasure. This ought not to be so because Christ died for you and me so that through Him we can receive the true eternal treasure.
Jesus wants to give us good things and wants us to enjoy all the blessings He has bestowed on us in the right order. But do you ‘know’ Him as your Lord and Saviour? The truth of the matter is God wants us to enjoy all the blessings He has bestowed on each one of us. In Mt 6:33, Jesus said: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these other things shall be added unto you”.
You too can receive the true eternal treasure by turning to Jesus and be saved. In the eyes of God, the most valuable commodity that you and I possess is the soul because it is eternal (Gen 1:26). My friend, choose to spend your eternity with God (Jn 3:16, Rom 10:13 & 1 Pt 1:18-19). God bless you.