The Peace Thief

Soul Snack 21/14 ...  All I ask is the chance to prove that money won't make me happy. ~ Spike Milligan

There is the spoken and unspoken notion which claims pennies can buy peace. BUT gozillionaire J.D. Rockefeller explained this error when a journalist enquired of him;

"How much money do you need?"

Rockefeller's instant response; "just one dollar more".

Two centuries preceding Rockefeller, Benjamin Franklin already knew J.D's dilemma;

"Money has never made man happy, nor will it; there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has, the more of it one wants."

The pursuit of pennies fails to deliver peace; in fact money is a peace thief, for the strivings it cajoles prevents rest.

Lay hold of this knowledge, grasp it with both hands and hold it tight to your chest - write it upon your forehead and seal it within your heart. Seek the fine line between strivings and rest, indulgence and denial, pennies and peace; for it is there the eternal wisdom of moderation is found.

Travelling in a world that drives opposite to God's intentions, steer to the peaceful exit of self-restraint.

For the customs of the people are worthless... (Jeremiah 10:3)

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"The worship pleasing to God is spiritual and not ceremonial." ~ John Stott

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