“A strange species we are. We can stand anything God and nature can throw at us save only plenty. If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would give it too much, and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy, sick.” John Steinbeck
Isn’t that just so? Also, from a persecuted Romanian pastor:
“In my experience, 95% of the believers who face the test of persecution pass it, while 95% who face the test of prosperity fail it.”
Could it not be said that prosperity is in fact the most insidious and effective form of persecution? I know I feel it.
(Quotes taken from this book)
Harry Wendt, the fellow who created the Crossways Adult Bible Study program, said: “There’s no such thing as Christian giving, there’s only un-Christian keeping.” It’s all God’s to begin with.
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We are too much like the seed sown amidst the weeds and thorns, choked by the cares of this life.
that’s pretty convicting