Amos 6:1,4-7; Psalms 146:7-10; I Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31
The story is told, in parable form, of a man who felt that life had been unfair to him. And he was filled with great sadness …
Then he learned of a great wizard, a wonder-worker called God. So he went before this God. “What is it you want of Me? God asked. “I have dreamed dreams and I have hoped hopes,” the man replied. “I have dreamed of a luxurious house for me to live in. I have dreamed of gourmet food to fill my every yearning. I have dreamed of fashionable clothing — fine, rich clothes, fit for a king.” To which God replied, “You have but to ask.” And God snapped his fingers and, in an instant, the man had the most luxurious house imaginable, and the most exquisite clothing imaginable, and the most delectable foods imaginable. And he was content for a time, until he realized that someday he was going to die.
Again, with a heavy heart, the man went…
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