Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The fool ignores the fact that the time may be short.

Sunday, November 16, 2003

When you have the right kind of a lifestyle, you have control of your life in living or in dying or in any situation even though you know the time is short.

The real test when the time is short is to carry on.

Whatever you are, when you come to a pressure period in your life, where the time is short, all your virtue or all your evil comes out.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

PRO 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,

PRO 10:20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver,
PRO 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
PRO 12:18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
PRO 15:4 A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.

In order for words to have their impact, they must be stated clearly in order to be understood correctly.

TLJC is not merely addressing greed, He is addressing life.

He warns against those who have much about being blinded by how much they have, when in reality the time could be short.

Luk 12 – our Lord warns against those who have much, about being blinded by how much they have, when in reality the time could be short.

Death has a way of correcting our perspective, so when we view life in the long haul and realize we all wind up in the grave, it does wonders for our greed in the passing of time.

Nothing is wrong in owning things; however, something is wrong when they own us.

1. He did not understand himself.

The problem is – he really forgot about his soul, which was the only eternal part of his person.

2. He did not really care about others.

EZE 18:4 Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine.

He is called the God of the spirits of all flesh, NUM 16:22; 27:16.

Henley –
“It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with punishment the scroll, I’m the master of my fate, I’m the captain of my soul”

A person is not ready to live until he is ready to die.

1. When you are blessed with much, give generously.
Our Lord does not reserve his strongest words for people blessed with much, He reserves His strongest words for those who are innately selfish, and keep rather than give.

2. When you plan for the future, think of eternity.

3. Whether you have much or little, hold it loosely.

LUK 9:25 For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?

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