Million Dollar Yachts

Million Dollar Mega-Yachts


Million Dollar Yachts

Million Dollar YachtsSo, you believe wealth is a blessing.

Before spending it on a $50,000 yacht or a million dollar yacht, let alone on a megayacht like Paul Allen's Octopus (right) that costs several hundred million dollars, consider this: for two dollars, one Bible can reach a country where they are banned, and every Bible that reaches such a place results on average in two new Christians (source).
For the price of a $50,000 yacht, 25,000 Bibles can reach such a place and 50,000 people can be saved. For the price of a quarter million dollar yacht, 125,000 Bibles can reach such a place and 250,000 people can be saved.

And as shown below, if money had been spent on Bibles instead of on ten of the largest water toys in the world, everyone in the world who still needs a Bible would have received one and a majority of the world population saved.

Gigayacht 728 feet $1 billion   500 million 1 billion
Azzam 591 feet $630 million   315 million 630 million
Eclipse 533 feet $485 million   243 million 485 million
Dubai 531 feet $400 million   200 million 400 million
Rising Sun 453 feet $300 million   150 million 300 million
Octopus 414 feet $250 million   100 million 200 million
Luna 377 feet $300 million   150 million 300 million
Pelorus 377 feet $300 million   150 million 300 million
Radiant 361 feet $286 million   143 million 286 million
Dilbar II 360 feet $263 million   132 million 263 million
Total       2.1 billion 4.2 billion
By definition, yachts are pleasure boats. Do you really think that the source of your blessing - God - wants you to spend money - His money - on an expensive floating toy so that you can lounge around in the middle of the ocean while billions of people who need to know about God are without Bibles?

If you truly can't do without a yacht, why not pick a small one and invest the rest of God's money that He entrusted to you for eternity? Remember Jesus' command:

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matthew 6:19-20)

Jesus also warned:

"And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more." (Luke 12:47-48)