Some people say that you can buy anything with money, but they’re wrong — very wrong.
The things we need most cannot be bought with any amount of money. The air we breathe, the water we drink (we pay only for the service), love of family and friends. These things can’t be bought. And the most precious treasure of all: salvation, eternal life, can’t be bought at any price.
God doesn’t want our money. He calls it “filthy lucre.” He’s not going into business, selling houses and lots in heaven, much less will He pervert justice and pronounce us innocent for a consideration. But He does pity and love us and He can and will give us eternal life if we trust in the merits of the One who died to pay the penalty for our sins.
“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).
“For by grace are ye saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).
Our Lord said to the Samaritan woman:
“If thou knewest the gift of God… thou wouldest have asked…” (John 4:10).
Have you asked?