Oct 6 – Businessmen and Fishermen

“Why aren’t you out there fishing? a rich businessman asked a fisherman relaxing next to his boat on a sunny afternoon. “Because I’ve caught enough fish for the day,” replied the fisherman. The businessman continued, “You could earn more money”… you could…be rich like me.”Then what would I do?” the fisherman asked. “ You could sit down and enjoy life,” said the rich man. The fisherman asked, “What do you think I’m doing right now?” Wise Solomon warned, “He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, Nor he who loves abundance with increase.” Paul cautioned “the love of money is the root of all evil.” Yes, money is needed, but greed for more and more is the problem, especially when it interferes with preparation for the next life. Jesus, speaking to a man who was making that mistake said, “Fool! This night your soul will be required of you…So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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