Many people strive for...
One can do many things without God such as:
acquire wealth, start a business, get an education,
buy cars, homes, etc., but we truly believe that...
true peace, joy, and fulfillment in our lives can only be
realized... when God is at the helm of our lives.
can rob us of true joy and happiness. Sadly, many people
have remained unfulfilled and wondered why their lives,
regardless of their lot in life,
still comes up empty.
Worldly possessions can bring us a measure of worldly
stability and security; however, things of the world have
only fleeting value.
When the good life is
separated from the...
it is futile and meaningless.
Because we have been created by God,
we remain unfulfilled without God.
It is easy to allow temporary things to consume all of our
energy and efforts and become more of a harsh
taskmaster... than a luxury.
The temporary can cause one's emotions to teeter fiercely
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor
he who loves abundance with its gain. This too is vanity
(emptiness). When good things increase, those who
consume them increase. So what advantage is there to
their owners except to see them with their eyes? The sleep
of a working man is sweet, whether he eats little or much;
but the full stomach (greed) of the rich [who hungers for
even more] will not let him sleep.
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun:
riches being kept and hoarded by their owner to his own
misery. For when those riches are lost in bad investments
and he becomes the father of a son, then there is nothing
in his hand [for the support of the child]. As he came
naked from his mother’s womb, so he will return as he
came; and he will take away nothing from all his labor
that he can carry in his hand.
There is nothing in this world that is
We all come to the end of our lives as naked and empty
handed as on the day we were born. We can't take our
riches with us.
We can appreciate our money, fame, success, and
possessions more by not allowing them to define us
or become a horrible taskmaster who owns our soul.
All of this is temporary.
What can be seen and
touched... will not last.
May we always remember and never forget:
Possessions are not permanent...