Riches can disappear as though they had the wings of a bird. Therefore, you shouldn't weary yourself or waste your time trying to get rich.
No, I didn't say that. That's what it says in the bible.
The late Reverend Adrian Rogers said to look up the scripture in Proverbs 23 and read it, so I did.
If we have food and raiment, we should be content. Trouble is, so many of us want more. We aren't satisfied with necessities. We want gizmos and gadgets and extras.
We've all heard the phrase, "You can't take it with you." But it seems most of us scrape and scramble all our lives to accumulate more and more.
Nowadays it's easy to get what we don't need with a plastic credit card.
Rev. Rogers said a lot of people need "plastic" surgery. That is, to do away with those credit cards and high interest rates.
The personal value of a man is not measured by wealth or poverty. Success isn't measured by the amount of money one has in the bank or in stocks and bonds.
It is measured by godliness. If you have God, you are rich.
Perhaps the greatest wealth is your children, Rev. Rogers said.
This morning I got to thinking about things that money cannot buy. Here are a few to consider:
Sunsets and rainbows.
A starlit evening.
A church family.
Character and integrity.
Praise and support from family.
A hug from your daughter or son.
A good marriage.
Skipping rocks on a pond.
A fresh breath of air.
A cozy feeling.
A song in your heart.
Stars to make a wish on.
Feelings from the heart.
Holding your grandson's hand.
A needed rain.
A bountiful harvest.
A baby's smile.
A sound mind.
A bouquet of weeds from your three-year-old.
Peace and contentment.