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The Perfect Ten for A Whole Life (Ten Commandments)
1. A COVETOUS LIFE
A) Desires That Are Excessive
B) Desires That Are Expressive
2. A CONTAMINATED LIFE
A) Defiles Our Social Life
B) Defiles Our Spiritual Life
3. A CONTENTED LIFE
A) A Thankful Life
B) A Trustful Life
Abraham Lincoln was walking down the street with his two boys, both of whom were crying. A passerby asked, "What's the matter with your boys?" Lincoln replied, "Exactly what's wrong with the whole world. I have three walnuts, and each boy wants two."
The Apostle Paul characterized the last days saying, "This know that in the last days perilous times shall come." He then described those perilous times as a time when mean would become "lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy" (2 Tim. 3:1-2).
The word "perilous" means, "to reduce in strength." The word is often used to speak of that which is difficult or dangerous. I find it interesting that that Paul listed covetousness as one of the characteristics of the last days. Paul was saying that the time would come when people would abandon principles and morals and reduce themselves, among many things, to being selfish and greedy individuals.
I once read the story of Henrietta Garret, a lonely 81 year-old widow who died in her home in Philadelphia on the night of November 16, 1930. Her death ignited the most fantastic case of inheritance litigation in American history. She did not leave a will, or no will was ever found, to her $17 million dollar estate. At the time of her death she had only one known relative, a second cousin. She had few friends. However, more than 26,000 persons from 47 states and 29 foreign countries, made attempts to prove relationship to her and claim a part of her estate.
In their efforts to obtain her estate, there were those who committe ...
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