Sunday, September 23, 2012

Buddy Can You Spare a Screwdriver?

A toolbox, from Biltema)A toolbox, from Biltema) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Common people are only a whisper in the wind.
Important people are only a delusion.
    When all of them are weighed on a scale, they amount to nothing.
    They are less than a whisper in the wind.
10 Do not count on extortion to make you rich.
Do not hope to gain anything through robbery.
    When riches increase, do not depend on them.

Psalm 62:9-10

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

       A few years ago when the big economic collapse came, many people lamented about having lost "everything".    Everything?   There were stories of some people becoming homeless, retired people having to return to new jobs to make ends meet, and even some people killing themselves.

      And this was the repercussion of having lost "everything".   Maybe we sometimes put too much faith in things that are very temporal.  Perhaps we should not put our faith in any things that have no lasting meaning.  If we can't take it with us, it might not be all that important.

         Maybe it's better to dwell on the One True Thing that offers lasting promise and security.

          I like having money in my pockets in the same way I like to have a toolbox in my house.   

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5

New International Version (NIV)

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1 comment:

  1. Catholic activist Dorothy Day once said, I want to live so close to the bottom it won't be a long fall.


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