Thursday, December 24, 2015

Joe Jamail and the Fleeting Nature of Money

"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.' "
John 14:6

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."
Matthew 6:19-20

"For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out."
1 Timothy 6:7

Yesterday, discussing the passing of legendary U.T. benefactor Joe Jamail, someone we respect posed a question we can't shake:
Wonder which direction he took upon departure?

Talk about final.

This isn't a commentary on Jamail's politics.  This isn't a commentary on Jamail's support for the Athletic department.  This is simply an observation that, at the most important instant of Joe Jamail's existence, his billions were irrelevant.

The power in Jesus' death and RESURRECTION means more than all the wealth you can accumulate in this world.

Bottom Line: Jesus Christ died and ROSE FROM THE DEAD for everyone from the pauper to the Billionaire.  We pray Joe Jamail learned this the easy way before he was forced to confront it the hard way.  RIP.

1 comment:

  1. Amen. Jesus is the Way to eternal life. There is no other.