Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless leaving all their wealth behind.11 The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves,12 but their fame will not last. They will die, just like animals.13 This is the fate of fools, though they are remembered as being wise. 14 Like sheep, they are led to the grave, where death will be their shepherd. In the morning the godly will rule over them. Their bodies will rot in the grave, far from their grand estates.
The rich and the poor have one thing in common when they die, both leave all they own here on earth. At that moment both rich and poor will stand before God naked and with empty hands. The only riches they will have at that time will be the ones invested in heaven by living a godly life and by living God’s word while being alive. This is an important lesson we must learn in life and the earlier, the better.
This scripture should teach us all to invest less of our time on earthly things where we must leave it all and more on loving God and one another. We should praise God and use your resources He bestowed on you to bless others instead of yourself. Many of us do not have as much material resources as others, however, that is not an excuse and you can always invest your time in others. Start with your family and then work outward to your friends and then the community. You will never feel unaccomplished when helping others and spreading God’s will and His will is to love your neighbor as you would love yourself.
So take some time and think about this short lesson and think about where you are investing your time and resources. Are you investing them in worldly things or in God and His people. Don’t waste your entire life building yourself a castle and a title that will be forgotten shortly after you die. Invest yourself in others and show them the love and mercy you would want from our Heavenly Father and they will pass it on. I don’t know about you, but I do not want to be empty handed when I see the Lord when I pass away. As for me and my family, we chose to live life, love each other and others wholeheartedly, and serve the Lord. I leave you all with one last piece of scripture and please have a blessed day!
For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.