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Summary: You are a product of your daily choices? Have you ever considered choices have consequences? Have you ever pondered: worth, value, price and cost?

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LOWERING THE CASKET --- WHAT MATTERS?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

TEXT:

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for treasure for yourselves upon the earth, where moth and rust doth

corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in

heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

21 FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE YOUR HEART WILL BE ALSO.

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 OWN soul?

WISE PEOPLE MUST LEARN AN IMPORTANT LESSON TO THRIVE IN LIFE...

TERMS WE MUST UNDERSTAND:

PRICE : The amount of money you pay for something...

What you give up to get something...

COST: The out lay you pay to achieve

WORTH: The usefulness

VALUE: How important is it? Fait worth?

The price of college may be $20,000 a year.

But the cost of the degree is much more than money...

The worth can have life long dividends...

Ever heard about the old man that put his fiddle in the auction.

The first bid was $2.50. The second bid was $5.00. His fiddle then was $20.00.

The old man stood up and tuned the fiddle and began playing a masterpiece.

The story goes he laid down the fiddle with tears in his eyes...

The next bid was $1,000, then $5,000 and it sold for $25,000...

WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN $5.00 AND $25,000?

WAS IT NOT THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER?

I read where a man in Texas was at a Flea Market and bought a "rock" and he paid $5.00 for

it. Later a friend told him you should get that appraised...

He did: The "rock" was worth $100,000...

WHAT DO I LACK?

IT IS POSSIBLE TO SPEND ALL YOU TALENT AND EFFORT ON THINGS THAT WILL

MATTER NOTHING WHEN THEY LOWER YOUR CASKET IN THE GRAVE...

THE MATTER OF REGRET ---

I WISH I HAD UNDERSTOOD: PRICE, VALUE, WORTH, AND COST?

Matthew 19: 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up:

what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give

to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the

kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a

needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

CAN WE UNDERSTAND THE VALUE, COST, PRICE AND WORTH?

HOW DO WE BASE OUR CHOICES?

What do you treasure? Money? Family? Church? Sports? TV?

DID EVE CONSIDER THE COST, THE VALUE, THE PRICE OR WORTH OF HER CHOICE

WHEN SHE LOOKED AT THE TREE?

FEW LEARN THE QUESTION IS NOT ABOUT FOOD?

Genesis 3:6 (KJV) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant

to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and

gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

DID EVE PONDER THE COST?

1. SEPERATION FROM GOD...

2. DIVISION WITH IN THE FAMILY...

3. CAIN'S BAD ATTITUDES...

4. THE FIRST DEATH: ABEL DIES AS A RESULT...

5. EVE PICKS THE FIRST FLOWERS TO GO ON HER SON'S GRAVE...

6. CAIN WILL BE FOREVER CURSED...

WHAT DID THE TOWER OF BABEL COST? DIG A FOUNDATION?

BRICKS? BUILDING EFFORT --- WHAT THEY FEARED BECAME THE COST?

Luke 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether

he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish

it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Building the tower cost DIVISON, CONFUSION AND MANY LANGUAGES...

Genesis 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto

heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Genesis 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the

language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

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