Is this Success?
"In 1923 a group of the world's most successful financiers
met at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago.
1.-Charles Schwab- the president of the largest independent steel
company- lived on borrowed money the last five years of his life,
and died penniless.
Collectively, these tycoons controlled more wealth than there was
in the United States Treasury, and for years newspapers and
magazines printed their success stories and urged young people to
follow their examples. Here is the rest of the story:
2.-Richard Whitney- the president of the New York Stock Exchange-
served time in Sing Sing.
3.-Albert Fall- the member of the President's Cabinet- was
pardoned from prison so he could die at home.
4.-Jesse Livermore-the greatest bear in Wall Street- committed
5.-Leon Fraser- the president of the Bank of International
Settlement- committed suicide.
6.-Ivar Krueger- the head of the world's greatest monopoly-
More modern examples of business men, movie stars, and
sports figures could be added to the list. All of these people
learned how to make a fine living, but not one of them had
learned how to live. Have you?
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and
lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his
I don't know who wrote the above article but it was worth reading
so it was worth sharing with you.
Money? The love of money is the root of all evil. There isn't
much that man won't do for money! He will kill for it, steal for
it, lie for it, sell his or her body for it. Money equals
pleasure to most people or at least it seems that way. The more
money, the more toys to buy and the "better" life to live. There
have been story after story of people who sought to get all they
could get and still they died unhappy, unfulfilled, etc.
can't give true life, true peace, true joy but Jesus can. God
came in human flesh to set us free from sin by dying on the cross
in our place. When we accept the Lord Jesus Christ into our
lives as Lord and Saviour, we will then experience this life and
only then will we truly learn how to be content. Toys won't fulfill your
innermost need not even the most expensive ones but Jesus can and
will as you look to him.
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to
become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"
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