God, Obedience, Personal

More . . .

Buy more. Eat more. Give more. Pray more. Do more. Go more. Live more. Relax more. (How can anyone relax if they’re doing all that stuff?)

Getting more is a game we play. Having more doesn’t mean the game is over. Having more is not the prize. In fact having more often leads to frustrated emptiness.

For some, having more means someone has less. Then the ones who have more feel good about themselves. They gauge their success in life when they know they have more stuff than others. Then someone comes along who has more stuff than the guy who finally got more stuff.

That’s going to frustrate him. Now he thinks he must go out and get more stuff than the guy who came along with more stuff than him. So he can feel better about himself.

And the problem many folks who have more stuff will tell you is, having more doesn’t often bring happiness and contentment.

Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.
Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. Proverbs 15:16-17

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. Proverbs 17:1

4 thoughts on “More . . .

  1. Less is always more. More crowds. It takes the clean and quiet out of simple and replaces them with confusion and disorder plus I’ve learned it takes longer to clean up after ‘MORE’ is added.

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  2. Isn’t this the truth? One doesn’t have to look any further than the entertainers of our society for a prime example of what NOT to do. TV, Movies, Sports, Singers…..it seems like those who appear to have everything this world has to offer are often the most unhappy and least satisfied. Money and things can’t buy real happiness……..We all need to remember that.

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    1. Thank you, Dawn.You are so right, Dawn. The glitz and glamor associated with celebrity status us usually only a thin veneer. Beneath it all is usually a bushel full of bagage, shame, regret and emptiness. Aren’t you glad we have Jesus inside!

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