Monopoly vs. God: We all know the conventional game of Monopoly; where the objective is to obtain as much real estate on the Boardwalk as possible, and then collect rent on it, so as to throw the opponent into bankruptcy, or ruin. So… in the end, the guy with the most money is the winner. Far too often, that’s the name of the game in our own capitalistic society… winner takes all. Typically the winner shows “little mercy” on the loser… so it is in the game of real life, as well.
But, when we play Monopoly with God, we win, even though we, as sinners… lose. The reason is that God is all merciful. While we don’t deserve it, and can never repay Him. God allowed His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins….and He will be merciful on us.
God will let us live rent-free, even though we have spent our inheritance. Exodus 34:6-7 – And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children… and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”
The “rules are simple.” Jesus tells us… if we believe in Him, and follow His will, repent of our sins…. That we will have “life everlasting.” John 5:24 tells us: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”
As in all of life…. there is no such thing as a “free lunch.”