Several years ago in the remote Alaskan interior a discovery was made of the skeletons of two men in an old minerís hut filled with gold. On a table was a letter describing their successful hunt for gold.
It told how they found the gold and were so eager to get it, they forgot about the early coming of winter as each day they accumulated more and more gold. As fall passed, and winter approached, the men awoke one morning to find a great snowstorm had trapped them in their hut. As the snow grew deeper there was no hope of escape. Their food was soon gone and they laid down to die with their gold.
These men were so taken with the treasures of the moment they ignored the coming winter. Today, most people give all their time to pursuing the things of this world while ignoring the need to prepare for heaven. How foolish and short sighted we are when we ignore the things of God and fail to redeem the time.
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