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Difficulties about the "Bread" (2 of 8)
THE "DIFFICULTIES ON THE JOURNEY" SERIES
INTRO: It is a real revelation of the soul that the most discontented people are those who have the most! As a general rule, those with the most time on their hands are least likely to be available to help; those who are the busiest are the ones who get involved to help others. There is more dissatisfaction in wealthy nations than there is in 3rd world countries. Those most bored are those with the most options in life!
It seems to be a condition of the human soul that we cannot find happiness in what we have as long as we can see something we don't have!
There seems to be more joy and peace in struggling Churches in poor countries than there is in rich affluent societies. In societies where the individual is emphasized the people want their OWN needs met rather than having God's will met. There is a tendency to look for something new and different all the time and not be happy with what God has already provided.
One famous preacher in American history recorded it this way:
ILLUS: ONE DAY HENRY WARD BEECHER WAS INTERESTED IN BUYING A HORSE. SEEING A NICE LOOKING ONE HE ASKED THE OWNER ABOUT IT. THE OWNER STATED, "THIS HORSE IS SOUND, HE IS ABLE TO GO ANY GAIT; WALK, TROT, PACE, OR GALLOP. HE WILL WORK ANY PLACE YOU PUT HIM, AND HE WILL NEITHER BITE NOR KICK. HE WILL STAND WITHOUT HITCHING, IS GENTLE, BUT FULL OF SPIRIT. HE GOES WITH ONLY A NUDGE, IN ANY DIRECTION YOU INDICATE OR LEAD, AND HE STOPS WHENEVER YOU WANT." TO THIS THE PREACHER RESPONDED, "AH, IF ONLY THAT HORSE WERE A MEMBER OF MY CHURCH!" -- Source Unknown
There is a grave danger to our soul when we can't be satisfied with what God has given us and we feel we must have something better than the basic blessings He has made available to us and His Church!
PROP. SENT: The Bible teaches us that the most dangerous condition of the heart is the one that becom ...
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