25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Wow, what a verse!
Didn’t this scripture just make you think about how much heaven is worth to you? All I can say is, ‘if you desire God more than money then seek Him first…’
As a result of my seeking yesterday I decided to buy a new bible because my original bible which was a bit tattered–with pages falling out, weathered with glue and tape acting as binding, is on it’s finally stage. In other words it’s ready to retire.
Attempting to replace it was actually a bigger task then I anticipated. The trade-off for my new bible actually took a lot of money and serveal hours to replace it.
‘Well just go buy one in your local neighborhood store’ is something you might suggest, which would be a great idea except for the fact that I wanted a specialty bible with large print, an index and red lettering.
Yesterday’s drive took nearly three hours as I drove around town in search of a fancy Bible Bookstore. In my pursuits I had discovered that my hunt for a bargain priced bible was in vain. All options seemed faint; $50 dollars, driving 20 miles away, or buy one online…all this consumption seem like a little overboad but eventually I learned it was worth it.
After travelimg to a few local shops and making some phone calls I had soon discovered that buying a brand new leather bond bible was going to be expensive…and trust me after contacting a few of the nearby hotels bookstore they explain, ‘that their bibles cost $1500, and $2250 dollars.’
“Wow,” I thought, “could this be possible?”
When I considered the alternative I contemplated, “after all perhaps $50 dollars wasn’t so bad.”
So, after hours of seaching I finally found an Authentic-One-Of-a-Kind Bible Bookstore in the center of the town and purchased my brand new bible.
That day I realized people will charge zero-thousands of dollars for something God made free but now I can see the beauty behind the message that day taught me which was that I shouldn’t ever try to emulate that Camel who was trying to squeeze through that needle in the way that I was trying to squeeze my budget to fit my desires. But to instead make God first remembering to never trade my spot in Heaven with a Carmel.
Learning that people will charge zero- thousands of dollars for a bible sure was an eye opening experience but Jesus Christ is always worthy.
Just incase you ever get stuck and need a reminder just think about it this way,
Everything x Infinity x Eternity = Forever (now that’s a long time).