Which Path Have You Taken?

Posted by Elaine March 02, 2016 at 12:00 AM AEDT

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Its a good idea to be conscientious about how we live. Conscientious people are thorough, careful, or vigilant, efficient and organised as opposed to easy-going and disorderly. Read for yourself here why the Bible says this is so important: Romans 14:12

So the way we spend our days is important to God – which path are you on?

Following is a story from Dr Charles Stanley about two men who died and faced eternity.
Click here to read the Bible account for yourself – Luke 12:16-21

The rich man in the above verses made the tragic choice of living for himself without regard for the Lord. He also made two other mistakes.

First, he invested everything for himself and nothing for the life to come. When we are blinded by our own desires and personal satisfaction, it is easy to become lukewarm about spiritual matters. We forget that this life is not all there is. Scripture tells us to store up treasures in heaven, not on earth. Where our treasure is reflects where our heart is Matthew 6:19-21

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The rich man’s other mistake was to prepare everything for himself and nothing for others. Crumbs falling from his table (v. 21) were the only form of assistance he gave a poor man named Lazarus. The one who had much wealth did not share it with the one who had little. Jesus explained what our priorities should be to love the Lord wholeheartedly and to love our neighbour as ourselves Luke 10:21-27

We see the rich man’s mistakes repeated in another parable. This time a wealthy man builds bigger barns to store crops so he will have plenty for the future. God calls him a fool for such short sightedness Luke 12:20

The Bible repeatedly warns us to pay attention to spiritual matters—the Lord is to have first place in our lives and be the centre of our affections. He urges us to store up heavenly treasure by caring for the lost and hurting people around us. On whom is your attention focused?

For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit
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