Water or Money?
If you were offered a handful
of $1,000 bills or a glass of cool water, which would
you choose? The $1,000 bills, of course—anyone
in his right mind would. However, if you were crawling
through a desert, dying of thirst, and you were offered
a glass of water or a handful of $1,000 bills, which
would you take? The water, of course—anyone in
his right mind would. That’s called “circumstantial
priorities.” Your priorities change according
to your circumstances. If there were a way to find everlasting
life, would you want to know about it? The answer is
“yes,” of course—anyone in his right
mind would. What the Bible contains may surprise you.
The Scriptures speak of riches beyond our wildest dreams—the
“riches” of everlasting life—and they
are offered in the form of cool, clear water: “Let
him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him
take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17).
At the moment, you may not be interested in the offer,
but on Judgment Day your circumstances will radically
change. Then it will be too late.