William Randolph Hearst was a very wealthy newspaper publisher who had an incredible collection of art. The Hearst mansion in northern California is a testament to his quenchless desire for artistic treasures.
On one occasion he learned of some artwork he was determined to obtain. He sent his agent abroad to search for the treasure. After months of investigating, the agent reported that the treasure had been found.
To further sweeten the find, Hearst learned that the relic wouldn’t cost him a dime. He already owned it. The rediscovered piece was in Hearst’s warehouse with many other treasures that had likewise never been unpacked.
The desire for acquiring more can sometimes blind us from what we already possess.
- Michael Green (ministry127.com)
Luke 12:15 (GNB): And he (Jesus) went on to say to them all, "Watch out and guard yourselves from every kind of greed; because your true life is not made up of the things you own, no matter how rich you may be."
Jesus said: “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will satisfy them fully! (Mat 5:6)