How many people says things like “If I only had a little more money I’d
be happy” or “If only I could win the lottery I’d be fine”? Today’s
attached devotional exposes these and similar ideas for what they are –
myths! God bless you and teach you holy contentment.
Because of Calvary,
I Timothy 6:9 (ESV)
9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
“Listen to some of the wealthiest people of their time:
- ‘The care of $200 million is enough to kill anyone. There is no pleasure in it.’
~J. H. Vanderbilt
- ‘I have made many millions, but they have brought me no happiness.’
~John D. Rockefeller
- ‘Millionaires seldom smile.’ ~ Andrew Carnegie
- ‘I am the most miserable man on Earth’ ~ John Jacob Astor
- ‘I was happier when doing a mechanic’s job.’ ~ Henry Ford.
“You’ve likely read the stories of lottery winners who are more miserable a few years after winning than they were before. The wealth they dreams would bring them happiness didn’t.” [Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle, (Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah, 2017), p. 54]