Righteousness by Law or By Faith – Greg Albrecht
There’s an old story about a young man who asked his rich grandfather, “Grandpa, how did you get so rich?” “Well,” said grandpa, “during the Great Depression my family had no money whatsoever. I found two pennies in my old piggy bank, and I bought an apple with those two pennies. I shined that apple up, took it out on the street where people were hungry, and sold it for five cents. Then I took that nickel and bought two more apples for two cents each. I shined them all up, took them back out on the street, and sold them for five cents each.”The grandfather paused, and then continued, “That was my first real job. I did real well selling apples during the Depression.”
The young man was all ears. When his grandfather paused, he said, “Wow Grandpa—is that how you became a millionaire—buying and selling apples?”
His grandfather looked amused, and said “No, no, I became a millionaire when my uncle Hank died and left me two million dollars.”
There are two ways to become a millionaire: 1) through your own hard work—in this case, buying and selling apples, and 2) because someone gives you something you do not earn.
We’re going to talk about becoming a spiritual millionaire today in our message titled, Righteousness by Law… Or by Faith?