15 May When Is Enough Enough?
How much is enough? Are we satiable? And if so for how long until our appetite for more slowly creeps in making us hungry again? In cases where people make lots of money and still want more, surely it can’t be about the money. Is it about keeping up with those in our profession? Is it more about pride and self respect than what we can afford? One can only wear one pair of shoes at a time. What is it about a hospital CEO supposedly dedicated to the care and well-being of others making three million dollars a year? No matter what excuse he or she gives about being competitive in the market place it just means you are part of a greedy marketplace.
How much is enough? Are we satiable? I know a man who has a loving wife and children and yet still acts as if he still needs more demonstrated by his philandering ways. Yes, there is a difference between the performance and ride of a nice car compared to a cheapie that will need to be replaced within a hundred thousand miles. But there isn’t a 50,000 dollar difference in the ride of 100,000 dollar car and a 50,000 dollar car. And if we buy that $50,000 car when it is a year old we can get it for $40,000.
How much prestige is enough? How many honors are needed for our walls? More is the disease of mankind. The Good News is there is a cure. Jesus is enough! He fills our hunger for more because He gives us everything and His everything sates us. When we pray Bread of Heaven feed me til I want no more, He does. If we are tired of wanting more please come to Jesus. He will fix us.
Written by Roger Bothwell on May 15, 2014
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