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Why do you think the rich man went to hell?

Author: PreacherOliver Onoriode.     KINGDOM ENLIGHTENING DEVOTIONAL…….. 15th July 2017
Text: Luke 16: 19 – 31
Memorise: Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?(KJV)

The bible says what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loose his soul?  This scripture a[[lies to everyone inside and out the church, the rich man in the bible went to hell because of what? Is it because he was rich, NO! Then why, remember he was an Israelite (A seed of Abraham), He was not recorded that he was a fornicator or an adulterer or steals but he went to hell for the following reasons.

  • He didn’t care about people but himself Luke 16:20
  • He neglected the poor Proverbs 28:27
  • He was selfish Hebrew 13:16
  • He did not help the needy Mathew 25: 35 – 40
  • He thinks of himself Luke 12: 13 – 21

Now take a look at these things, they might be nothing in your sight but they can indeed take a Christian to hell. When you neglect the poor, you neglect the GOD who created them, you neglect the kingdom where GOD is, the worst thing is when you think of yourself alone, you are not fit for the kingdom, Jesus Christ lay down is life that we may have life, He did not think of himself alone ….. 1 John 3:16-18 Hereby perceive we the love [of God], because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.(KJV)

NOTE: It is good to give for that’s what makes us true Christians for he who does not give will find him/her self in hell just like the rich man. ….James 1:27.

Action Point: Pray to GOD to help you to be selfless in all you do.


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