Mrs. Bertha Adams, 71 years old, died alone in West Palm Beach Florida, earlier this year. The coroner’s report read: “Cause of death . . . malnutrition.” She had wasted away to fifty pounds. But surprisingly, amid her belongings, officials found two keys to safe-deposit boxes at two different local banks. In all, she was worth well over a million dollars. When they buried her, she didn’t take a penny with her. Her sad story reminds us that “the love of money is the root of all evil.” And though we do not know what her spiritual condition was when she passed away, we are moved to remember Jesus’ rhetorical question, “What shall it profit a man if he should gain the world, but lose his own soul?” Bertha Adams life and death encourages us to live with eternity’s values in view.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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