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Daniel 4:1-37; Matthew 23:12; Proverbs 29:23; 2 Peter 3:9
March 18, 2007
Are you chasing the American dream? Or is it your neighbors? What if you caught it? What if you could live in the biggest house in the ArkLaTex? I don't know how big that is. I pass by one every day that's huge, but what if you had the biggest house in the ArkLaTex? What if you made more money than anybody else in the ArkLaTex? What if more people answered to you than to any other person in the ArkLaTex? What if you had power? What if you had a yard full of cars; hummers, Lexis, and a bank full of money? Would you be happy? Would you be satisfied? Would you feel content and relaxed? Would your priorities be in order? How much is enough? How big does a house have to be before you are satisfied with it and you don't need another house? I'll tell you. Just a little bit bigger. What kind of car can you get so that you are completely satisfied, or do you keep wanting to change cars? You see, there is a hole in your life that is a bottomless hole. If you want to know how much money you have to make before you just take it easy and cool it and money is no longer the big thing in your life, if money is what you are chasing, you will always want more. If stuff is what you are chasing, you will always want more stuff. If a house to you is all about status and prestige in trying to build yourself up and what you can build, then you are going to want something bigger and better. All that stuff is changing constantly. It's a bottomless hole. Listen to this: you can never get enough of what you don't really need. If we could understand stand that, but America is eaten up with chasing the American dream. Here's a thing I want you to understand, some of you are trying to make more and have more. Nebuchadnezzar went to the top of the world. He had the greatest kingdom that had ever been. ...
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