"The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short." (Proverbs 10: 27)
February 8, 2007, I saw on TV tonight the news of Anna's death at a young age of 40. Anna Nicole Smith. Who is she? Famous play girl of Playboy magazine, named 1993 Play Mate of the Year. She danced topless in public. She lived a promiscuous, immoral life. The press described her in several ways: gold digger, play thing, misguided, sexy, beautiful, unstable. Her love life was questionable. Once she ran away with a multibillionaire, left her kids in delinquency, one of whom died at age 20. She loved money. But later, she said, "Marrying into money was not a good thing for me." Before her death, Nicole was plagued with conflicts and problems - law suits, alcoholism, drug addiction, illicit affairs. Nicole was famous, had a lot of money. Was that an accoumplishment? Some would think so. The truth is, it's not. It's a picture of a wasted life shortened by the fruit of ungodliness and selfish pursuits.
"Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death." (Proverbs 10: 2).