Sermon Illustrations

April 16, 2010

When Is a Man Rich Enough?

When I was a lad an old gentleman took the trouble to teach me some little knowledge of the world. With this view I remember he asked me one day, "When is a man rich enough?"

I replied, "When he has ten thousand dollars."

He said, "No."

"Twenty thousand?"

"A hundred thousand?"

"Five hundred thousand?" which I thought would settle the business, but he continued to say "no."

I gave up and confessed I could not tell, but begged he would inform me.

He gravely said, "When he has a little more than he has, and that is never."—Youth's Companion.

Subjects: Covetousness, Contentment

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