“No Gold Can Remain” is the title of a book that caught my attention. Instead of reading the book, I started thinking about losing God’s blessings. When a city has been sacked by an invading enemy, as with Babylon’s first invasion of Jerusalem, all of the precious things were collected and carried away, 2 Kgs 25:13-17. NO GOLD REMAINED.
It is like this in a man’s life when his home and very soul is invaded by the evil world. NO “GOLD” WILL REMAIN. When a man leaves the precious things of God in favor of fleshly pursuits, NO PRECIOUS BLESSINGS OF GOD WILL REMAIN.
“36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? 37 For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mk 8:37
It is foolishness that he can’t or won’t see that he has traded away the jewels of a heavenly crown for the momentary pleasures of wood, hay and stubble. Loving the world and thing in the world comes with great costs of soul and much more. Family happiness and unity can be destroyed. Morals are weakened and boundaries are crossed that can cost spouse, children, jobs, health, and life. God’s blessings vanish.
When a man gives away his soul to enjoy the sinful indulgences of this life, he also opens his house and home to be sacked of everything that is golden.