The story of the founding of Apple Computers is legendary, how a couple of guys in a garage started the company that would change the computer industry. Almost everyone knows of Steve Jobs. And many have heard of Steve Wozniak. Not many remember Ronald Wayne, however.

Wayne helped Jobs and Wozniak start Apple; in fact, he wrote the document that formally created Apple. He soon got cold feet, however, and sold his stake in the company for $800. He eventually signed an agreement renouncing all claims against Apple, receiving a further compensation of $1500.

In 2013, it was estimated that Wayne's stake in the company would have been worth approximately $35 billion. Its value would be even greater today.

In the book of Genesis, we read about a man who sold his family rights for a plate of stew. His name was Esau. In the New Testament book of Hebrews, the writer refers to his story and says:

See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears (Hebrews 12:16-17).

I seriously doubt that you'll ever make a financial mistake on the scale that Ronald Wayne did. And I doubt that you'll give up your family fortune for a plate of food.

But do you value what God has given you the way you should? Do you remember that God made you to be a unique, special individual? Do you keep in mind that he loved you so much that he sent Jesus to die for you? Do you live knowing that he chose you to be his own special possession?

Choose God. Choose life. Choose salvation.
You can choose to get full value of God's gift, receiving eternal life. Or you can squander what you've been given, and you'll live forever with the consequences. Because, just like Ronald Wayne and just like Esau, you will reach a point where your poor choice can never be undone.

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