How much is enough?
Solomon, the wealthiest person on earth, reflected, “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 5:10). Money will never satisfy.
During a trip through Germany I discovered a proverbial hidden treasure. It was a Horch twelve-cylinder special roadster built in the 1930’s, now stored in a small garage across from the owner’s flat in a gorgeous German village. As the owner and I were looking at the restored twelve-cylinder power plant under the hood, he shared his philosophy about contentment and money. He was most likely describing why he valued this multimillion-dollar car, yet lived in a modest home.
In his German accented English, he reflected: “You know, there are two ways to live life. One is to make a lot of money in hopes that you will someday be able to enjoy it. The other is to enjoy it as you go. I’ve chosen the latter.” His wisdom got my workaholic attention.
What about you? Have you given your life to earning as much as you can in hopes that you will someday be able to enjoy it? If so, surrender that discontented desire to the Restorer who will give you peace.
For more, watch:
Episode 10: Restoring Our Four Desires (Significance & Contentment)
Episode 11: Restoring Our Four Desires (Control & Security) with Tony Dungy
Episode 27-30: God’s Ins, Outs, Ups, and Downs of Resources (Part 1-4)
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