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Topic: Prosperity (05/11/06)
TITLE: A Society of Numbers
By chase bowman
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In my young years I have come to the conclusion that judgment of a person depends on the “number” he makes. The “number” that defines our friends, our schools, our churches, and dare I say…our lives. Let’s forget the traditional definition of prosperity in all of its economic terms. Statistics are not the way to judge a man’s wealth. But let us judge a man on his convictions, his passions. Money mirrors cinema in the sense of its realness. Money is more mortal than any man.
The weed of pride is growing freely in our world strangling and suffocating all of us as we fertilize it with our unhealthy ambitions. Ambition is not a sin don’t get me wrong and in fact a great characteristic to possess, but if used to promote ones status for the use of comparing others to oneself then it can be a dangerous companion. We as a society should for one day sustain from comparing ourselves to our peers, and live with them as if they were our family. Trying to take care of them and help them, not to look down upon them because of their “number”.
In a world of battles and wars, I have learned the greatest fight is the one within. I have been guilty of pride more times than any mathematician can count but I try to acknowledge it, and starve that undying weed. I have no house and no job because I am nothing but a mere student of knowledge and a student of the world. When I graduate I hope to sow my seeds in fertile soil so that my investments will become prosperous, just like every other man plans. The difference is that my soil is not fertilized with water from the earth, but the blood of a man who died for humanity, so that our “numbers” will not matter. My prosperity will not be exposed or expressed in “numbers”, but the faith I have and grow in. For those of you who feel that you are losing in the “numbers” race, remember that you are far more prosperous through the Almighty, than through a piece of paper with someone’s face on it.
In conclusion, there is only one way to really inherit prosperity, and it is through Jesus Christ. Remember that wealth of a man is judged by the eyes of the beholder much like beauty. Let us not be judged through the gaze of a human, but the eyes of the Divine, for wealth will bring you all the desires of a fallen civilization, but prosperity in god brings the Kingdom of Heaven.
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