Volume 34 Number 11

How Much Is ENOUGH?

Recently I was reading that BEFORE Bernie Madoff came up with his Ponzi scheme he was legitimately and legally making $500,000 a day. How much is enough?

When Alexander the Great was 23 years old he sat down and wept because there was no more world to conquer. How much is enough?

During King Solomon’s reign, “The king made silver and gold as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamores in the lowland.” – 2 Chronicles 1:15. How much is enough?

At the dedication of the Temple, King “Solomon offered as peace offerings to the Lord twenty-two thousand oxen and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep….”- I Kings 1:63  How Much Is Enough?

King Solomon also had 700 wives and 300 concubines. – I Kings 11:1-3 How much is enough?

After God had sent Moses, the Judges, and the Prophets to His people to turn them back to Him again, He sent them His only Son, Jesus. “In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.” – Heb. 1:1&2 How much is enough?

We all have clothing, food, homes, cars, basic necessities of life and then some. How much is enough?

If you have a job with a paycheck; how much is enough?

If you have some savings; how much is enough?

If you have relatively good health; how much is enough?

If you have several good friends; how much is enough?

If you have been given responsibilities or control over others; how much is enough?

Even with the Lybian civil war crisis, the world continues to produce millions of barrels of oil a day. How much is enough?

When all the rest of the world seems to be going crazy, just remember this: God is still on His throne. He is still in control. He will always do what is right…….including being sure that we each have ENOUGH.

By Art Wallis

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