This week’s reflection comes from King Duncan, Collected Sermons, sermons.com
Henry Ford once asked an associate about his life goals. The man replied his goal was to make a million dollars. A few days later Ford gave the man a pair of glasses made out of two silver dollars. He told the man to put them on and asked what he could see.
“Nothing,” the man said. “The dollars are in the way.”
Ford told him he wanted to teach him a lesson. If his only goal was dollars, he would miss a host of greater opportunities. He should invest himself in serving others, not simply in making money.
That’s a great secret of life far too few people discover. Money is important. No question about that. But money is only a means by which we reach higher goals. Service to others. Obedience to God.
God comes to the rich man and says, “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?”
The answer was clear. The rich man had put his trust in things. Now he was leaving these things behind.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Good things don’t happen for those who wait — they happen for those who start working.