"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

From the newsdesk:

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - John Walton[58], the billionaire son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and a member of the company's board, died Monday in a plane crash in Wyoming.
In March, Forbes Magazine listed John Walton as No. 11 on its list of the world's richest people with a net worth of $18.2 billion.

Scripture says, it is appointed unto man ONCE to die; then judgement. John Walton's appointment came earlier than expected. God alone knows the result of the judgement.

What we don't know from the reading of the news item. Was he a decent human being? Did he love his family? Was he faithful to his wife? Was he proud? A glutton? Did he honor his father and his mother? Though he was stupendously rich, what did he covet? How selfish was he? How kind was he? Did he always take or did he give too.

If he had children, did he make every available attempt to make sure they would not be totally ruined by inherited wealth?
But of most importance, did he, in his brief lifetime, pursue after Jesus Christ?

What his grave marker WILL NOT SAY!

"Here lies John Walton. He was worth 18.2 billion dollars."

John Walton has begun the inevitable process of returning to dust. It all comes down to that.
Choices today - dust tomorrow.

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