This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about what I would say if I met Warren Buffett.
I had the chance to watch the HBO documentary on Warren Buffett, which covers everything from his childhood to how he met his wife. While it does delve into the keys to his business success, it also illustrates the importance he places on his family and speaks about his philanthropic initiatives–of which there are many.
When I got to the end of the documentary though, I was a bit shocked to learn that a man who is so successful and has such a tremendous capacity for philanthropy, is also agnostic. This means that he neither affirms nor denies the existence of God.
In the moment I heard that, what I wanted to remind Mr Buffett is that there is a richness that you uncover by turning to God–a richness unlike all the material wealth you can imagine. It warms your heart more than your best investment or greatest cause ever could.
Turning to the Scriptures, I think about Solomon as the Warren Buffett of the day, if you will. The major difference between the two men though, is that Solomon was very clear about who his provider was, and Mr Buffett seems to be less clear.
So, the words that I would give him to cling to are, “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. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV)
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So today, ponder whether your treasures and heart are aligned.