I Kings 7:1 NKJV “But Solomon took thirteen years to build his own house; so he finished all his house.”
King Solomon built a house for 13 years! Note that King Solomon was a very wealthy man; so the construction didn’t last for that long because of insufficient funds. Now imagine how amazing King Solomon’s house was! He also built the temple for seven years! Wow!
But where are those buildings today? Have you ever wondered? They are no more! The investments, everything, gone! They only lasted for a while and then they were destroyed. Brothers and sisters, Solomon’s buildings are examples of how temporal every thing on earth is: nothing you see is permanent; they will all pass away.
Therefore, make eternal investments! Set your affection on things above and on the life hereafter. Quit living for here and now! Yes, you can have investments here, but your eternal investments should be more! When this world is finally over, will you be as wealthy in the New Jerusalem as you are on earth now? Jesus said, “Amass wealth for yourselves in Heaven, where neither the moth nor wear-and-tear destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:20 WNT