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Tag: Greed

Two Random Thoughts

Line of the Day:

I’m not insecure… I just want everyone else to think as highly of me as I do. 

Thought for the Day:

Remember when you were little and a friend would have a birthday party? You’d watch the mother cut all the pieces of cake and hand them out to each child. Secretly you’d be inspecting each piece for consistency of size. Inevitably, somehow you ended up with the smallest piece. Or, even if it wasn’t the smallest, it was definitely smaller than your brother’s. 

The other day I was sitting at my brother‘s computer, as we were looking at some ideas for some web page designs. The whole time we were there, I kept thinking to myself… ‘Man, his monitor is so much bigger than mine… that stinks–I want one this big!’ That night he came over and we sat at my computer and continued the same process. Finally I couldn’t take it any more and blurted out something to the effect of ‘How big is your monitor anyway?’

Turns out, his monitor is the exact same size as mine. And to top it all off, while he had been sitting at my computer, he had been thinking to himself that my monitor was bigger. I suppose that says something about our hearts, eh?

‘Folly is bound up in the heart of a child.’ Some of us just take longer to grow up, I guess.

Matthew Henry didn’t love his ‘stuff’

I love Matthew Henry for so many reasons. Here’s one of them: He wasn’t like us. He wasn’t materialistic like we all are these days.

One day when Mr Henry was robbed while journeying, he returned home to write this in his diary:

Lord, I thank you
that I have never been robbed before;
that although they took my money, they spared my life;
that although they took everything, it wasn’t very much;
that it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.

Not sure that would be my response.

Praise the Lord for men who like this who have continued to form ‘so great a cloud of witnesses’ before us. God give us grace to run as they did!

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