It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Chapter 11, Page 22, Book 15

No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Henry Ward Beecher

November 22nd- for the love of money

The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

1 Timothy 6:10

It’s not money, but the LOVE of money that is at the root of all sorts.  When we love money we tend to get greedy.  Greed comes in many forms. Greed for approval. Greed for applause. Greed for status. Greed has many faces but speaks one language: the language of more. Wise was the one who wrote, Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income.

We need to remember that money comes and money goes. Like the tides of the ocean, money rolls in and money rolls out. Sometimes, there is money left over at the end of the day and sometimes there is not enough.

So much of what we think we need does not really add to our lives. 

May we all try to live simply so that we can live generously.

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich person.

Seth Parker


betty said...

Had a pastor once who had a term he and his wife used when they had to spend money or needed money for those circumstances you might not have any money for, car repairs, emergencies, etc. He said "its only money" and truly it only is money; we wrap so much emotion around it sometimes. Its good to be generous with what we have even if it is a little that we can be generous with.


Mevely317 said...

My dad used to say the same thing -- "It's just money!"
Coming into the Christmas season, I especially like your line about living simply so that we might live generously.

jack69 said...

I'm jut going to say AMEN to the comments above. Both Betty and Myra have caught my feelings completely. The simplicity and generosity is GOOD!

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