(J. R. Miller, “Counsel and Help” 1907)
“Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed! A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:15
Few people think of the danger of getting rich.
Most think that they become great–just in proportion as they gather wealth. Yet there never was a more fatal error!
A man is really measured by what he IS–not by what he HAS. We may find a shriveled soul in the midst of a great fortune; and a noble soul in the barest poverty.
A man’s real “life” is what would be left of him–if everything he has were stripped off. His real ‘worth’ is his character, as it appears in God’s sight.
We will make a great mistake if our goal in life–is simply to gather more worldly trinkets than our neighbor!