We can’t take it with us

1 Timothy 6

6 And religion does make your life rich, by making you content with what you have. 7 We didn’t bring anything into this world, and we won’t take anything with us when we leave. 8 So we should be satisfied just to have food and clothes. 9 People who want to be rich fall into all sorts of temptations and traps. They are caught by foolish and harmful desires that drag them down and destroy them. 10 The love of money causes all kinds of trouble. Some people want money so much that they have given up their faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.

The bit from the above that I want to focus in on is the line “we won’t take anything with us when we leave”. Now I would contend that we do indeed take stuff with us when we leave. Not physical things of course but important things none-the-less: namely skills and knowledge. Now you may say that any skills or knowledge that we may collect while on this side may be of no use on the other. I disagree. I think that wisdom is universally applicable as is the skill of unconditional love. What do you think?

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