Monday, April 27, 2009

For Lease

One human life available for lease. Easy payment plan; Pay when you want; Pay how you want; Pay as you want. No late-payment fees or hassles. Valuable option which allows you to convert your lease to permanent eternal life is available. Contact the Lord your God today for details. The Lord your God is the rightful owner of your human life per legal document Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.

From birth, we are taught that ownership is better than leasing or renting. When you own something, no one can take it away from you. It’s yours until you decide to sell it. Consequently, everything you own, contributes to your total value. A 2001 survey of consumer finances by the Federal Reserve states that people who rent have a net worth of less than $5,000, while the typical homeowner has a net worth of a little less than $175,000. Hence, the life lesson taught to us from birth, is that owning is superior to renting.

So, we accumulate possessions: cars, homes, household goods, savings accounts, investments, etc. Each year, we take a look at our net worth and see how much it has grown. We look forward to those retirement years when we can live off of what we own. We feel pity for those who never realized the importance of ownership, and its benefits.

Ownership sounds like the ultimate answer to life’s challenges. You are in control of your possessions until you make up your mind to get rid of those possessions. Ownership makes sense from the human point of view. However, there is another vantage point you should consider. The human life is but a vapor in the grand scheme of things. From the vantage point of all human existence, there is no such thing as ownership of yourself, or your material possessions. The definition of Ownership is holding lawful claim or title to something. On the other hand, Leasehold involves an agreement between the owner of a certain asset, and a person who desires to temporarily possess said asset for a certain period of time and for a certain form of compensation. At the end of the lease, the possession of the asset reverts back to the lawful owner. When you pass from life to death, you lose possession of your life, and all assets you have accumulated. You do not have a choice in the matter. Consequently, you never actually own anything. You are merely leasing. Hence the well-known phrase, “You can’t take it with you.”

Every human being that has ever been born, has leased his life and possessions from God. All that we are, and all that we possess in this human life is of a temporary nature.

So, is there a purpose to your human existence? Actually, there is. As a matter of fact, there is something you can actually own and take with you after you pass from this human life. This involves the law of inheritance. To inherit something is to receive by law from another, at his death. When one inherits assets and possessions, that person is in ownership of those assets. There is something you can do that will have eternal implications and benefits, allowing you to inherit eternal life.

What can you do to convert our temporary lease on life to eternal life?

You should accept Jesus into your life. John 3:16 …whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

You should love God, and you should love your neighbor. Mat 22.37-40…Thou shalt love the Lord thy God …Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

How do you love your neighbor? Actions speak louder than words. Actions speak louder than your frame of mind. Jesus expects you to love your neighbor by what you do for your neighbor. Mat 25:34-40…Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you…For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

How do you show your love to God? By the way you help your neighbor. Ask yourself, “What do I want?” If you love your neighbor as yourself, you will know how to treat your neighbor. If you want salvation for yourself, you will share the Gospel with your neighbor, so that he might have salvation. If you want food, drink, clothing, health, comfort and friendship for yourself, you should give of these things to your neighbor.

Benjamin Franklin said that he believed that the most acceptable service to God was doing good to man.

You have a lease on life. Decide today, to accept the Option that God has offered you, and convert your temporary lease on life to eternal life.

1 comment:

David Zook said...

Good post with good well out writing. I like your analogy and how you drew it into your point. Keep writing!