Monday, April 4, 2016


We read the following from ‘Kings in Shirtsleeves’ by William P. Barker:

"We are all caught in a trap. It goes like this: Our religion promotes the good character qualities of hard work, thrift & honesty; they usually mean that a man gets ahead; getting ahead involves making money; making money implies success & luxury; success & love of luxury can come between the man & God.

This means that you & I are put in a dangerous position. We are 'successful' people. We are reasonably 'well-off.' We are tempted to love our luxuries more than our Lord. Thus, our faith produces some dangerous possibilities.

For the material success that comes from our hard work & frugality & honesty is hard to control. In fact, it can lead us to wanting more & more, using others & forgetting God.”

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“As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol.” - A.B. Simpson.

Phil 4:19 (ERV): “My God will use his glorious riches to give you everything you need. He will do this through Christ Jesus.”

You say, "If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied." You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled. - Charles Spurgeon.

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