Our yearly devotional booklet consists of English translations of some of our Spanish
messages. The applications have been changed to be suitable for Christians, while
our Spanish messages are targeted to non-Christians. Mondays through Saturdays you will find
a daily message below. If you've missed a day, click the corresponding date on the
calendar to the left to see the message for that day. If you would like to see the
actual Spanish message that is being broadcast today, visit
HANDS OF GOLD
"You have hands of gold, boss," remarked the employee, as he handed his
employer six contracts to sign. "These are contracts that will bring you lots of
money." Aaron Grinberg, the company owner, grinned as he reflected upon the year that
had been very good. His sales and investments had grown making him a very wealthy man.
It was the last day of the year, and his family was waiting for him at home. As he left
his office, Aaron looked down at his hands and proudly thought to himself that he did, in
effect, possess hands of gold. Hurriedly he climbed into his late model Mercedes Benz and
tried to start the engine when suddenly he noticed that his left hand was extremely heavy.
There was a rare prick in his left arm, and a horrible thought hit him: "This isn't a
." But he never quite finished the sentence. Right then and there
he stopped breathing. With his hand of gold still clutching the useless key to his
Mercedes Benz, he died.
This, friend, is just one
of many similar cases. They don't necessarily occur on the last day of the year. In fact,
they occur daily, at any place, and any time. Businessmen with too heavy schedules,
excessive work and no rest often die of heart attacks.
The business world is made up of struggles, competition and battle. The competitive
spirit is tremendous, and those who are sluggish, are left behind, dominated, and
surpassed. For this reason, some businessmen and women do not always pay attention to
their health. Blinded by gold fever, at forty or fifty years of age, many find their heart
coming to an abrupt and fatal halt.
Sadly, the same businesspersons that have dedicated twenty or so years of their life to
fame and riches, in many cases, have also neglected their spiritual health and will find
themselves miserably poor when God calls for their souls. It is possible to have paid all
debts to creditors and banks, and yet not be spiritually solvent. It is possible to owe
man nothing and yet owe our Creator our very life.
The Apostle Paul said that the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are
perishing. The problem is not wealth itself. The problem is our slavery to wealth.
Christ offers us something far superior to earthly riches. He offers us spiritual
solvency and peace with our Creator. When Christ is our only Lord, material wealth cannot
rule over us.
Television Colonia is seen in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Our program is transmitted there
once each day to over 50,000 Bolivians. Pray that each program will be effective in the
task of reaching the lost.