Aug 25 – Poor Rich Man

U.S. Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump announced last month that he is worth a whopping ten billion dollars. Cecil Rhodes who lived from 1853 to 1902 was probably one the world’s richest men of his day. A friend, General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army once asked him – “Rhodes, are you a happy man?” “Me happy? good heavens no.” Sadly it is true that often, as people’s Bank accounts increase, their souls shrivel. Like Solomon, Cecil Rhodes had discovered that rich men can be very poor. Jesus once asked-“What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul? We all have a rendezvous with death. The question is, are we ready? We can be, since while true that the wages of sin is death, for those who have Christ in their lives, “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. “

Pastor Alex Rockwell