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To: Gamecock

I agree with you, Game, 110% percent. Worldly prosperity as an aim is an idol which will always dissatisfy.

Spiritual prosperity is richly living out our role as a “fragrant offering” in the hands of God the Son, given to God the Father. If I can wax a bit sermonish, it’s as God the Father says to God the Son, “Mmmm! That smells wonderful, my dear Son! I love it!” And God the Son says back to God the Father, “Yes, dear Father, I agree! It was to die for!” Now, the execution of this on earth MIGHT involve a lot of earthly wealth, but to be rich spiritually, all of it (whether that adds up in earthly terms to a little or a lot) should be involved in doing things that are an offering to God. Like sharing the gospel.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 5:30:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’ve got spiritual riches. Money would be nice but I only need what I need.


8 posted on 07/05/2013 5:35:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Worldly prosperity as an aim is an idol which will always dissatisfy.

It has to dissatisfy.

I encountered an interesting article last year while preparing a presentation for men's group. Human beings seem to have an interesting little built in Catch-22. We get a bigger neurological payback from seeking things, than from actually getting what we're chasing after.

28 posted on 07/05/2013 7:23:13 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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