You Need a Credit Card to Buy Poverty
The one thing money can’t buy is poverty. You need credit cards for that. And many are buying it. Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, was telling some of us in a small meeting about a time when he was up late at night playing Monopoly with his family, and he was killing everybody. He had all the great properties, Boardwalk and Park Place, and he had hotels on all of them. He owned the railroads. You couldn't get around the board without paying him.
He was just raking in the money, making everybody in the family mad. After a while, he had it all stacked up and finally just wiped everybody out. They were so mad at him, they got up and went to bed, and he sat there looking at that pile of play money and those properties.
There he was, the winner. Jim said, “I had to put it all back in the box. I thought to myself, ‘Isn't that like life? We spend all our lives getting it all away from everybody else, and when it's over, they don't like us. And we put it all back in the box.”
One day you're going to put it all right back in the box. And one day you’ll be put in a box. The greatest legacies have nothing to do with money. What will your children remember about you? Leave them a godly example to follow. Teach them the power of prayer and how to pray.
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The times are growing dark, but they are gloriously dark because the light of Christ shines brighter in the darkest of times. Standing For Light & Truth is written to challenge Christians to stand for God's light and His truth. In this book, you will learn the causes of America's moral darkness and the destiny of those who turn away from the light. Pastor Adrian Rogers offers insights and guidance to help us know how to live with godly integrity and to shine His light in a world growing dim. "Praise God! It is growing gloriously dark. Before long our Morning Star will appear. Jesus Christ is on His way." -Adrian Rogers