Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life?… –James 4:13-14 NKJV
Carter Conlon is the pastor of Times Square Church in New York City. He tells a story of an event that happened one week before September 11, 2001. Pastor Conlon had a meeting with a large group of executives mainly from the financial world.
The meeting’s purpose was to ask for humanitarian aid for various countries. These executives were all at the top of their field—their salaries staggering and their positions enviable.
However, when the pastor arrived at the meeting, his heart wouldn’t let him talk about finances. Instead, the Holy Spirit led him to talk to the executives about their walk with God. He asked them if they were as prepared for eternal security as they were financial security.
He laid out the plan of salvation and encouraged them to give their lives to God. He never asked for money at this meeting. You can imagine their reaction as they probably felt he’d wasted their precious time.
However, one week later, on 9-11-2001, seventeen of those people at the meeting died in the Twin Towers. No one is promised a tomorrow, and the Father is always seeking to save the lost. He longs for a relationship with us all.
Don’t get caught up in the monetary security of this world—eternal security is far better.
Every decision carries a consequence. Pray for wisdom when making choices today that ensure your eternal home.