Integrity Moments - Aug. 27, 2012



Striving for Riches
By: Rick Boxx
August 27, 2012

A friend of mine once lived temporarily in the home of an extremely wealthy family while they were away. After months in their home my friend claimed that she had a new-found respect for this family.

“I don’t know how they get any rest” she told me. “Everybody wants something from them. The volume of mail and phone requests they receive from people is staggering. I moved out to get some rest.”

King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 5:12, “The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep.”

If you’re striving to get rich, realize that it comes with its own challenges. Focus your energy on God’s purpose for your life, not on the riches.

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