From time to time it is important for sensible men and women to take inventory of our concept of what money is and what it’s for, for money is part of life. We are warned in scripture of the destructive danger associated with “loving” money. Yet, we are taught the proper way to earn money as well as the proper use thereof in the same pages of Holy Writ. Love of money is, according to the Bible, the “root” of all evil. It is also true that the lack of money leads to all sorts of crimes. If you love money and have none, you will in all likelihood commit a crime of some sort to get money. Perhaps you are an exception. I hope so.
Today’s quote comes from a Jewish man, a refugee from Nazi Germany. This man was the leading mathematician of his time. He played an enormous part in later space travel as well as the core science that ushered in the Nuclear Age. Here’s his statement on Money and associated trinkets:
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Albert Einstein.
As the world goes, how effective is the statement, “My wife/husband loves me,” on the asset side of an application for a loan at the bank? Yet, how much would you accept in exchange for the love of a good woman or man?
Over twenty years ago I listened to a man, well-heeled as the saying goes, who was serving several years in prison. He said to me; “Larry, I have hidden much of my financial wealth and when I leave here I will be financially secure. Do you understand that I would forsake it all if my wife would come back to me? If my grown children, who have disowned me, would love me? There is a void in my life that the thought of having it all, does not fill. I expect I will even be lonelier when I leave this place than I am in here.” I have never revealed this man’s name nor will I. I still pray for him to find peace through faith in Jesus Christ.
When I was growing up I often heard a song on Country stations titled, “A Satisfied Mind.” You can read the lyrics here http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnnycash/asatisfiedmind.html
It will be worth your time. One stanza states:
“Money can't buy back
Your youth when you're old
Or a friend when you're lonely
Or a love that's grown cold.”
Mark 8:36 “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”
Copyright © 2016 Larry Lilly
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