Happy Spending Spree on this glorious September Day!
May all that we 'purchase' be to give away...for the Giver's Glory!
All that we have the Good Lord gave
Though sometimes we forget
And think somehow we earned the ‘wow’
That butters our bread
Time’s teeny wink of say and think
Links to eternity
The gifts God grants a one-life chance
To use them carefully
Who, but Great God can claim the laud
Of health or wealth we boast/host
Ah, how one spends what His grace lends
Proves who we love the most
So then we ought with prayerful thought
To invest in far more
Than This small gust of dust-to-dust
And money’s futile score
For all we have the Good Lord gave
Thus no one can defend
Entitlement to one red cent
Of what He gave to spend
© Janet Martin
Then He told them a parable:
“The ground of a certain rich man produced an abundance.
So he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, since I have nowhere to store my crops?’
Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and will build bigger ones,
and there I will store up all my grain and my goods.
Then I will say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years.
Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!”’
But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be required of you.
Then who will own what you have accumulated?’
This is how it will be for anyone who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich toward God.”