Life is Just a Game by Ian Coate

Life is Just a Game

Games come in many forms and can be played on boards, play-stations or computers.  They are lots of fun but the outcome has no value in the real world.  We may monopolise the board, create the strongest character, win countless victories and collect all the treasure – but as soon as the game is finished, all those treasures and victories are meaningless.

Life is like a game.  What we monopolise in this life will not help us in the afterlife.  We may accumulate much wealth, we may win prestigious awards and achieve great things while we live, but when we die these things instantly become meaningless.  God has told us not to strive for earthly-wealth, but acquire treasures that have eternal significance, (Mat. 19:27-29)

Life on earth is temporary – our afterlife in heaven is eternal.  We don’t see it now, but our eternal state is the existence that we were designed for.  Unlike human birth, how we start our new eternal-life is dictated by the personal decisions we make now.

While on earth, our number-one priority should never be temporal promotions, investments, power and security because when life ends all these worldly things will be as useful as ‘Monopoly’ money.  We should stop playing games with our life when there are very real opportunities to gain riches in heaven which God guarantees we’ll keep for eternity.  This is done by following our Lord, Jesus Christ, and choosing God’s plan instead of our own.

Matthew 6:19-20 states: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”  

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