A Golden Opulence Sundae

by Brad Price
goldenopulence.jpgHave you ever eaten expensive ice cream? If so, it probably was not nearly as good as the “golden opulence sundae.”
The golden opulence sundae is a desert from a New York eatery–a desert covered in 23-carat edible gold leaf.
Tahitian vanilla ice cream is mixed with Madagascar vanilla beans and chunks of rare Chuao chocolate from Venezuela. The cost for this average sized treat is one thousand dollars.
The next time you enjoy a sundae with Hershey’s chocolate syrup and a maraschino cherry, someone else may be enjoying a golden opulence sundae with the world’s most expensive chocolates, gold-covered almonds, and Grande Passion caviar.
Of course, the 18-carat gold spoon used to eat this treat is not a keepsake, but the Baccarat crystal goblet that holds it is.
Some people enjoy the very best of life. They have the best food, the most luxurious clothing, and mansions for houses. Jesus once spoke of a “certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day” (Lk. 16:19).
Although this man seemed to “have it all,” Jesus said his great banquets and fine clothing were only temporary and ultimately offered no comfort to him.
Notice these additional points from Lk. 16:22-25:

“And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: and the rich man also died, and was buried. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things: but now here he is comforted, and thou art in anguish.”

Most will never taste or see a golden opulence sundae, but all can be “content with what they have” (Hebrews 13:5). Accountable people can also live in such a way where they will receive an eternal inheritance that surpasses the most luxurious life on earth (1 Peter 1:4).
Are you a faithful child of God who will receive the eternal inheritance for the saved?

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