What Happened to the Rich Man’s Money?

May 15 2022
Series: Misc Sermons

Bible Passage: 1 Timothy 6:1-10

We live in a society that puts money above all things. The love of money is the root of all evil. Many people have a lot of money and have the ability to obtain anything that they would like. However, they can’t purchase salvation. Salvation isn’t for sale. What is your hope built on? 

At the end of our life, we will die. Whatever you’ve accumulated in your life will be left behind at the time of your death. You can’t take anything with you when you pass. God doesn’t need money and certainly not yours. We ought not to love the things of the world because the things that are in the world are lustful and sinful. If you die today and do not have salvation, then you are poor, miserable, and wretched. Without salvation, you have nothing. The devil will tell you that you don’t need to attend church. He’ll tell you that you can worship God anywhere else but church. 

The result of the love of money. Deuteronomy 8:11-20, it’s the love of money, love comes from the heart that is evil. All blessings come from God. Anything that you put before God is your god. Anything that takes the place of God is your god. 

Luke 16

A man that had anything and everything he could want. A man that didn’t lack for anything. A beggar that had nothing but sores that the dogs came and licked. All the beggar wanted was the crumbs from this rich man. There came a day that both men died. One was carried into Abraham’s bosom, Heaven and the other went to Hell. They both immediately found themselves in their set locations at the time of their death. Two places, Heaven and Hell. What happened to the rich man’s money? The rich man begged for someone to warn his brothers not to come to Hell and to believe in God. You will either believe or refuse God. Do you have a zeal to invite others to church? The rich man is still in Hell today and has still had no relief. He doesn’t care about his money now.

The prodigal son was given his inheritance of money and decided to go and spend it all on stuff. Just in our lives today, God blesses us with things and we waste them on the junk of this world. Once the ran out of money and lived like a hog, he finally came to his senses and went back home. Just like us, we waste it all and we must come to our senses and go back home to God. The father will welcome you back home just as the prodigal son’s father did.