“Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish” Psalms 49:20
Man that is in possession of great grace, decency, integrity, uprightness, have dominion or that occupies an exalted rank but lives a life of the lower nature, gratifying only this life through acquisition of wealth, what money can buy and living a life patterned only to please his earthly desires is not wise but foolish; Where will he spend eternity when this earthly sojourning is over with? Will he not qualify as a candidate of hell? The Word of God emphatically stressed that we should seek God, right standing with God and all other things shall be added unto us. [Matt. 6:33]
Regrettably there are multitudes of believers whose lives or only aim is to secure the wealth and the honors of this life. They do not more think of a future state nor have a planned lifestyle that assures them of a blissful eternal state. Yet, in a similar way, the people who slipped in among believers are dreamers clamoring and loving daily only things of this present world like Demas . They contaminate their bodies with sin, reject the Lord’s authority, and insult his glory.
“Whatever these people don’t understand, they insult. Like animals, which are creatures of instinct, they use whatever they know to destroy themselves. How horrible it will be for them! They have followed the path of Cain. They have rushed into Balaam’s error to make a profit. They have rebelled like Korah and destroyed themselves. These people are a disgrace at the special meals you share with other believers. They eat with you and don’t feel ashamed. They are shepherds who care only for themselves. They are dry clouds blown around by the winds. They are withered, uprooted trees without any fruit. As a result, they have died twice. Their shame is like the foam on the wild waves of the sea. They are wandering stars for whom gloomy darkness is kept forever” Jud 1:10-13
These are carnal Christians that loves themselves alone, they had nothing else they are seeking after except money and what money can buy like opulent houses, exotic cars, and conducts themselves by seeking after earthly matters only, they run away from higher spiritual commitments and endowments which constitute the godly nature of man including holiness, consecrated lifestyle, studying and meditating in the Word of God and mortifying the deeds of the flesh, and they were at once reduced to the condition of a brute, unrefined or un-regenerated being.
“Sell your material possessions, and give the money to the poor. Make yourselves wallets that don’t wear out! Make a treasure for yourselves in heaven that never loses its value! In heaven thieves and moths can’t get close enough to destroy your treasure. Your heart will be where your treasure is” Luke 12:33-34
Sooner or later, these possessors of the most ample and earthly fortune, riches, silver and gold [grabbing more and more illicitly, holding on tenaciously to them and worshipping mammon] will soon have all they acquired given to others when they die and laid in the grave. All that he has acquired will pass into other hands, and will be his no more. But those that have a higher nature or laid their treasures where moth does not corrode will enjoy a rich paradise life in the thereafter. However he MUST live in a manner different [godly lifestyle and deep focus on eternity] from the brute that perishes and have an assurance of ungodly eternity. “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36.
Hold on to things that have eternal value such that a negative surprise will not visit you on resurrection morning when some will go into eternal bliss and others into eternal condemnation. Have a change of heart and do those things that are pleasing in the sight of Jehovah. Walk in the Spirit and be spiritually minded, doing the will of God from a good and pure conscience. Hopefully we shall meet in eternal bliss.