by Dan Hill

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Live For What Will Outlive You (2 of 5)
Series: In God We Trust
Dan Hill
Matthew 25:14-30

I want to ask you a question this weekend, based on the little book that we have been studying titled, "The Treasure Principle:" What is your life worth?

I am not asking you how much you have or how much you may acquire in the future. I am not asking you how much real estate you own or how much money you have invested somewhere. I am asking you simply; how much is your life worth?

The Environmental Protection Agency of our government says that last year, in 2009, you were worth $7.2 million dollars. By the way, that is a drop from 2008 when they said you were worth $8 million.

The Department of Transportation says you are worth $5.8 million dollars.

The Consumer Safety Commission calculates that you are worth $5 million dollars.

For all of you stay at home moms who sometimes struggle with your sense of worth, in 2009, you were worth $138,000. to your home. If you are a working mom, the same calculations say that you are worth $86,000.

Now, if you are a working mom, don't feel bad. I went to an internet site called and discovered that I am worth $89,545. to my home.

But let me tell you how you can REALLY determine how much you are worth. Add up everything you have that, (1) Disease can't touch, (2) That death will not destroy, (3) And life circumstances can't touch. That's how much you are really worth.

The second question I want to ask this weekend is this: What are you living for that will outlive you? There are only three options in life: (1) You can WASTE your life, and there is no shortage of ways to do that these days, (2) You can SPEND your life, and advertisers and retailers will give you all kinds of ways to do that, or (3) You can INVEST your life.

Now when I say "invest your life," I mean using your life in such a way that your influence and your contribution outlasts your time in this world. I am talking about ...

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