Luke 16:9-Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your earthly possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
A life lived with a lesson learned. A generous heart with no money to burn. A cheerful giver who left no one spurned. It’s the belief that money held closely leads to more money gained. That the less money spent will gather interest to help double the riches that God provided you. However, “we came into the world with nothing and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.” (1 Timothy 6:7). Therefore, why should we trust it? For money has many forms, such as the snake that slithers away from the just to the hands of the unjust. The bomb that is passed from those responsible to those who wish to strike terror in the hearts of individuals. Perhaps, it’s the tool used to fund life-saving research. Hence, money can’t be our life’s goal, but rather the favor of God and the blessings of good friendships. Amen
About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.
Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C. Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management.