Today’s Walk: What Really Matters

Posted: February 24, 2013 in Faith
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Read: Matthew 16:21-28

Several years ago a friend of mine visited an exhibit of relics from the infamous Titanic voyage.  Exhibit visitors were given a replica ticket with the name of an actual passenger or crew member who, decades earlier, had embarked on the trip of a lifetime.  After the tour group walked through the exhibit viewing pieces of sliver dinnerware and other artifacts, the tour ended with an unforgettable twist.

A large board listed the names of all the passengers, including their status- first class, second class, and crew. As my friend looked for the name of the person whose ticket he was holding, he noticed a line across the board dividing the names of those who were “saved” and below the line all those who were “lost”.  The parallel of our life on earth is profound.  It really doesn’t make any difference how the world ranks your status.  The only thing that ultimately matters is whether you are “saved” or “lost.” As Jesus said, “What profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Matt 16:26).

Perhaps you’ve already trusted in Christ for your salvation.  But what about your fellow passengers?  Instead of sizing them up by externals, talk to them about their ultimate destination. – Joe Stowell

It’s not what I achieve that qualifies, It matters not if I gain wealth or fame; the only thing I must be certain of is “Have I put my trust in Jesus’ name?” – Hess

In light of eternity, what one believes is far more important than what one achieves.

 [Source: Our Daily Bread, 24 February 2013]




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