Adrian Rogers tells a story about a man who loved gold. Then he inherited a fortune. With joy he redecorated his bedroom. He put gold parchment wallpaper up, hung yellow curtains, had a golden colored rug and a yellow bedspread. He even bought some yellow pajamas. But then he got sick and came down with, of all things, yellow jaundice. His wife called the doctor who made a house call and went up to that bedroom for an examination. The doctor stayed up there a long while. When he came down, the wife asked, “How is he?”

“Don’t know,” said the doctor. “I couldn’t find him.”

Don’t become lost in a world of greed and materialism.

 


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A
young lady told a friend she was going to get married. The man she
was going to marry was known to be a big eccentric. Her friend said,
“Don’t do this. Everyone thinks he is a little cracked.” “He may be
cracked,” said the woman, “but he certainly isn’t broke.”

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.


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A very successful
lawyer parked his brand-new Lexus in front of the office, ready to show it off
to his colleagues. As he opened the door, a truck came along, and completely
tore off the driver’s door! The attorney immediately grabbed his cell phone,
hit speed dial for 911, and had a policeman there in 3 minutes.

Before the cop
had a chance to ask any questions, the lawyer started screaming hysterically.
He had just picked up the Lexus the day before, and now it would never be the
same, no matter how good a job the body shop does.

After the lawyer
finally wound down from his rant, the cop shook his head in disgust and disbelief.
“I can’t believe how materialistic you lawyers are,” he said. ”
You are so focused on your possessions that you don’t notice anything else.”

“How can you
say such a thing?” he responded indignantly.

The cop replied,
“You didn’t even notice that your left arm is missing from the elbow down!
It must have been torn off when the truck hit you.”

“OH, NO!”
screamed the lawyer in shock. “Where is my Rolex?!”

 – from The Daily
Dilly


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The countryside around Vienna is divided into the Waldviertel (the Forest
Quarter) the Weinviertel (the Wine quarter) an the Mostfiertel (the Cider
Quarter). In the past, the main crop is the pear which is made into a drink, a
spiced bread, and is also stored for the long winter. They have a saying in
that region of Austria: “Ente gut — alles gut.” It means “Crop
all right — everything all right.”

No one can really take such a slogan
seriously. Certainly there was a time when much depended on a good harvest in
that region. But there are so many things that can go wrong in life; things
which all material objects are helpless to prevent or remedy. If you have
problems with your health, problems with your children, problems in your
marriage, no good harvest will help. No increase in wealth will help. No
increased factory output will help. When we have these kind of things going
wrong in our lives we must look to spiritual factors not to material things.


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