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Pure
Gold
 Heb 13:5-6
Pure Gold
Pure Gold
Pure Gold


    Can you imagine the
determination it takes to
        be “pure gold?”
Pure Gold
 Phelps   has been described as a man of “rigid focus.”
Pure Gold
 Phelps   has been described as a man of “rigid focus.”
    Outside the pool, Phelps must train constantly.
Pure Gold
 Phelps   has been described as a man of “rigid focus.”
    Outside the pool, Phelps must train constantly.
 ...
Pure Gold
 Phelps   has been described as a man of “rigid focus.”
    Outside the pool, Phelps must train constantly.
 ...
Pure Gold


We live in a world where
      many pursue “pure
                   gold.”
Pure Gold
    Two-Thirds of Americans
     Abandon their entire family.
        Abandon their church.
Become prostitutes f...
Pure Gold
    In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions
    against a life of “pure gold.”
Pure Gold
    In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions
    against a life of “pure gold.”
       “Keep your lif...
Pure Gold
    In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions
    against a life of “pure gold.”
       “Keep your lif...
Pure Gold
    In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions
    against a life of “pure gold.”
       “Keep your lif...
Pure Gold
    In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions
    against a life of “pure gold.”
       “Keep your lif...
Pure Gold
    In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions
    against a life of “pure gold.”
       “Keep your lif...
Pure Gold


 We find the antidote to
covetousness in our text.
Pure Gold
 “Keep your life free from the love of money, and be
 content with what you have, for he has said, „I will
 nev...
Pure Gold
 “Keep  your life free from the love of money, and be
  content with what you have, for he has said, „I will
  ...
Pure Gold


What is contentment?
Pure Gold
 The term the author uses means to have enough, to be
 satisfied.
Pure Gold
 The term the author uses means to have enough, to be
 satisfied.
    Being content means to see ourselves as ...
Pure Gold
 The term the author uses means to have enough, to be
 satisfied.
    Being content means to see ourselves as ...
Pure Gold
 The term the author uses means to have enough, to be
 satisfied.
    Being content means to see ourselves as ...
Pure Gold
 The term the author uses means to have enough, to be
 satisfied.
    Being content means to see ourselves as ...
Pure Gold
 The term the author uses means to have enough, to be
 satisfied.
    Being content means to see ourselves as ...
Pure Gold
 The term the author uses means to have enough, to be
 satisfied.
    Being content means to see ourselves as ...
Pure Gold


 Uninspired men also
spoke of the need for
       contentment.
Pure Gold
 Socrates:   “He is richest who is content with the least.”
Pure Gold
 Socrates:“He is richest who is content with the least.”
 Shakespeare: “He is well paid that is well satisfied...
Pure Gold
 Socrates:“He is richest who is content with the least.”
 Shakespeare: “He is well paid that is well satisfied...
Pure Gold
 Socrates:“He is richest who is content with the least.”
 Shakespeare: “He is well paid that is well satisfied...
Pure Gold
 Socrates: “He is richest who is content with the least.”
 Shakespeare: “He is well paid that is well satisfie...
Pure Gold
 Socrates: “He is richest who is content with the least.”
 Shakespeare: “He is well paid that is well satisfie...
Pure Gold


         Several biblical
characters were content
    with what they had.
Pure Gold
 John   the Baptist.
Pure Gold
 John   the Baptist.
    “Now John wore a garment of camel‟s hair and a leather
     belt around his waist, an...
Pure Gold
 John   the Baptist.
    “Now John wore a garment of camel‟s hair and a leather
     belt around his waist, an...
Pure Gold
 John the Baptist.
 The poor widow.
Pure Gold
 John the Baptist.
 The poor widow.
    “And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the
     people pu...
Pure Gold
 John the Baptist.
 The poor widow.
    Mk 12:41-44.
    There is no other way to describe this woman other ...
Pure Gold
 John the Baptist.
 The poor widow.
    Mk 12:41-44.
    There is no other way to describe this woman other ...
Pure Gold
 John the Baptist.
 The poor widow.
    Mk 12:41-44.
    There is no other way to describe this woman other ...
Pure Gold
 John  the Baptist.
 The poor widow.
 Paul.
Pure Gold
 John  the Baptist.
 The poor widow.
 Paul.
     “I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have...
Pure Gold
 “Owhat a happy soul am
 I! Although I cannot see, I
 am resolved that in this
 world Contented I will be;
 How...
Pure Gold
 “They  took away what should
 have been my eyes, (But I
 remembered Milton‟s
 Paradise) They took away
 what s...
Pure Gold


The Key to Contentment
Pure Gold
 We   trust in God‟s providential care.
Pure Gold
 We   trust in God‟s providential care.
    “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content
     with ...
Pure Gold
 We   trust in God‟s providential care.
    “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content
     with ...
Pure Gold
   “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will
    eat or what you will drink, nor ...
Pure Gold


That‟s so easy to say!
Pure Gold
 The   One who originally said this lived by it!
Pure Gold
 The   One who originally said this lived by it!
    “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but t...
Pure Gold
 The   One who originally said this lived by it!
    “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but t...
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that we can take nothing out
 of this world.
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that we can take nothing out
 of this world.
    “We brought nothing into the world, a...
Pure Gold
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that we can take nothing out
 of this world.
    “We brought nothing into the world, a...
Pure Gold
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that we can take nothing out
 of this world.
    “We brought nothing into the world, a...
Pure Gold
 “Fool! This night your soul is required
 of you, and things you have prepared,
 whose will they be?” (Lk 12:20...
Pure Gold
 We  must also recognize what is truly “essential” in
 life.
Pure Gold
 We  must also recognize what is truly “essential” in
 life.
    “If we have food and clothing, with these we ...
Pure Gold
 We  must also recognize what is truly “essential” in
 life.
    “If we have food and clothing, with these we ...
Pure Gold
 We  must also recognize what is truly “essential” in
 life.
    “If we have food and clothing, with these we ...
Pure Gold
Pure Gold
 Ifyou have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your
  back, a roof over your head, & a place to sleep, you
  ...
Pure Gold
 If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your
  back, a roof over your head, & a place to sleep, you
 ...
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that material things do not
 satisfy.
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that material things do not
 satisfy.
    “He who loves money will not be satisfied wi...
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that material things do not
 satisfy.
    “He who loves money will not be satisfied wi...
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that material things do not
 satisfy.
    “He who loves money will not be satisfied wi...
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that material things do not
 satisfy.
    “He who loves money will not be satisfied wi...
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that material things do not
 satisfy.
    “He who loves money will not be satisfied wi...
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that material things do not
 satisfy.
    “He who loves money will not be satisfied wi...
Pure Gold
 We must also recognize that material things do not
 satisfy.
    “He who loves money will not be satisfied wi...
Pure Gold
Pure Gold


How much gold do we
   want in our lives?
Pure Gold
  Are we content or always
            wanting more?

How much gold do we
   want in our lives?
Pure Gold


Are you content with
   your spiritual life?
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  1. 1. Pure Gold Heb 13:5-6
  2. 2. Pure Gold
  3. 3. Pure Gold
  4. 4. Pure Gold Can you imagine the determination it takes to be “pure gold?”
  5. 5. Pure Gold  Phelps has been described as a man of “rigid focus.”
  6. 6. Pure Gold  Phelps has been described as a man of “rigid focus.”  Outside the pool, Phelps must train constantly.
  7. 7. Pure Gold  Phelps has been described as a man of “rigid focus.”  Outside the pool, Phelps must train constantly.  He eats 12,000 calories a day.
  8. 8. Pure Gold  Phelps has been described as a man of “rigid focus.”  Outside the pool, Phelps must train constantly.  He eats 12,000 calories a day.  His breakfast: 3 sandwiches of fried eggs, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried onions & mayonnaise; one omelet; a bowl of grits; 3 slices of French toast with powdered sugar; & 3 chocolate chip pancakes.
  9. 9. Pure Gold We live in a world where many pursue “pure gold.”
  10. 10. Pure Gold Two-Thirds of Americans Abandon their entire family. Abandon their church. Become prostitutes for a week or more. Give up their US citizenship. Leave their spouses. Withhold testimony & let a murderer go free. Kill a stranger. Put their children up for adoption.
  11. 11. Pure Gold  In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions against a life of “pure gold.”
  12. 12. Pure Gold  In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions against a life of “pure gold.”  “Keep your life free from the love of money” (Heb 13:5, ESV).
  13. 13. Pure Gold  In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions against a life of “pure gold.”  “Keep your life free from the love of money” (Heb 13:5, ESV).  Jesus also spoke about the love of money.
  14. 14. Pure Gold  In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions against a life of “pure gold.”  “Keep your life free from the love of money” (Heb 13:5, ESV).  Jesus also spoke about the love of money.  “Out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person” (Mk 7:21-23, ESV).
  15. 15. Pure Gold  In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions against a life of “pure gold.”  “Keep your life free from the love of money” (Heb 13:5, ESV).  Jesus also spoke about the love of money.  “Out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person” (Mk 7:21-23, ESV).  “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one‟s life does not consist n the abundance of his possessions” (Lk 12:15, ESV).
  16. 16. Pure Gold  In tonight‟s text, the author of Hebrews cautions against a life of “pure gold.”  “Keep your life free from the love of money” (Heb 13:5, ESV).  Jesus also spoke about the love of money.  “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry” (Col 3:5, ESV).
  17. 17. Pure Gold We find the antidote to covetousness in our text.
  18. 18. Pure Gold  “Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, „I will never leave you nor forsake you.‟ So we can confidently say, „The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?‟” (Heb 13:5-6, ESV).
  19. 19. Pure Gold  “Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, „I will never leave you nor forsake you.‟ So we can confidently say, „The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?‟” (Heb 13:5-6, ESV).  If we are content, we shall not covet.
  20. 20. Pure Gold What is contentment?
  21. 21. Pure Gold  The term the author uses means to have enough, to be satisfied.
  22. 22. Pure Gold  The term the author uses means to have enough, to be satisfied.  Being content means to see ourselves as satisfied.
  23. 23. Pure Gold  The term the author uses means to have enough, to be satisfied.  Being content means to see ourselves as satisfied.  “There is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Tm 6:6-8, ESV).
  24. 24. Pure Gold  The term the author uses means to have enough, to be satisfied.  Being content means to see ourselves as satisfied.  “There is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Tm 6:6-8, ESV).  Paul speaks of only food & clothing necessary for contentment.
  25. 25. Pure Gold  The term the author uses means to have enough, to be satisfied.  Being content means to see ourselves as satisfied.  “There is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Tm 6:6-8, ESV).  Paul speaks of only food & clothing necessary for contentment.  Contentment is part of godliness.
  26. 26. Pure Gold  The term the author uses means to have enough, to be satisfied.  Being content means to see ourselves as satisfied.  “There is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Tm 6:6-8, ESV).  Paul speaks of only food & clothing necessary for contentment.  Contentment is part of godliness.  An elder, the highest example in the church, cannot be “a lover of money” (1 Tm 3:3, ESV).
  27. 27. Pure Gold  The term the author uses means to have enough, to be satisfied.  Being content means to see ourselves as satisfied.  “There is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Tm 6:6-8, ESV).  Paul speaks of only food & clothing necessary for contentment.  Contentment is part of godliness.  An elder, the highest example in the church, cannot be “a lover of money” (1 Tm 3:3, ESV).  “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money” (Mt 6:24, ESV).
  28. 28. Pure Gold Uninspired men also spoke of the need for contentment.
  29. 29. Pure Gold  Socrates: “He is richest who is content with the least.”
  30. 30. Pure Gold  Socrates:“He is richest who is content with the least.”  Shakespeare: “He is well paid that is well satisfied.”
  31. 31. Pure Gold  Socrates:“He is richest who is content with the least.”  Shakespeare: “He is well paid that is well satisfied.”  Chinese Proverb: “He who is content can never be ruined.”
  32. 32. Pure Gold  Socrates:“He is richest who is content with the least.”  Shakespeare: “He is well paid that is well satisfied.”  Chinese Proverb: “He who is content can never be ruined.”  Johann Georg Zimmerman: “He who wants little always has enough.”
  33. 33. Pure Gold  Socrates: “He is richest who is content with the least.”  Shakespeare: “He is well paid that is well satisfied.”  Chinese Proverb: “He who is content can never be ruined.”  Johann Georg Zimmerman: “He who wants little always has enough.”  Unknown: “If you are not satisfied with a little, you will not be satisfied with much.”
  34. 34. Pure Gold  Socrates: “He is richest who is content with the least.”  Shakespeare: “He is well paid that is well satisfied.”  Chinese Proverb: “He who is content can never be ruined.”  Johann Georg Zimmerman: “He who wants little always has enough.”  Unknown: “If you are not satisfied with a little, you will not be satisfied with much.”  George Eliot: “The contented man is never poor, the discontented never rich.”
  35. 35. Pure Gold Several biblical characters were content with what they had.
  36. 36. Pure Gold  John the Baptist.
  37. 37. Pure Gold  John the Baptist.  “Now John wore a garment of camel‟s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey” (Mt 3:4, ESV).
  38. 38. Pure Gold  John the Baptist.  “Now John wore a garment of camel‟s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey” (Mt 3:4, ESV).  We don‟t read a word that John wanted more.
  39. 39. Pure Gold  John the Baptist.  The poor widow.
  40. 40. Pure Gold  John the Baptist.  The poor widow.  “And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, „Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on‟” (Mk 12:41-44, ESV).
  41. 41. Pure Gold  John the Baptist.  The poor widow.  Mk 12:41-44.  There is no other way to describe this woman other than saying that she was content.
  42. 42. Pure Gold  John the Baptist.  The poor widow.  Mk 12:41-44.  There is no other way to describe this woman other than saying that she was content.  This was first-century Palestine. As a widow, she would likely have had no way to earn an income.
  43. 43. Pure Gold  John the Baptist.  The poor widow.  Mk 12:41-44.  There is no other way to describe this woman other than saying that she was content.  This was first-century Palestine. As a widow, she would likely have had no way to earn an income.  This lady put in everything she had.
  44. 44. Pure Gold  John the Baptist.  The poor widow.  Paul.
  45. 45. Pure Gold  John the Baptist.  The poor widow.  Paul.  “I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Phil 4:10-13, ESV).
  46. 46. Pure Gold  “Owhat a happy soul am I! Although I cannot see, I am resolved that in this world Contented I will be; How many blessings I enjoy That other people don‟t! To weep and sigh because I‟m blind, I cannot, and I won‟t.”
  47. 47. Pure Gold  “They took away what should have been my eyes, (But I remembered Milton‟s Paradise) They took away what should have been my ears, (Beethoven came and wiped away my tears) They took away what should have been my tongue, (But I talked with God when I was young) He would not let them take away my soul, Possessing that, I still possess the whole.”
  48. 48. Pure Gold The Key to Contentment
  49. 49. Pure Gold  We trust in God‟s providential care.
  50. 50. Pure Gold  We trust in God‟s providential care.  “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, „I will never leave you or forsake you.‟ So we can confidently say, „The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?‟” (Heb 13:5, ESV).
  51. 51. Pure Gold  We trust in God‟s providential care.  “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, „I will never leave you or forsake you.‟ So we can confidently say, „The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?‟” (Heb 13:5, ESV).  God has promised that he will not leave us!
  52. 52. Pure Gold  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, „What shall we eat?‟ or „What shall we drink?‟ or „What shall we wear?‟ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all” (Mt 6:25-32, ESV).
  53. 53. Pure Gold That‟s so easy to say!
  54. 54. Pure Gold  The One who originally said this lived by it!
  55. 55. Pure Gold  The One who originally said this lived by it!  “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head” (Mt 8:20, ESV).
  56. 56. Pure Gold  The One who originally said this lived by it!  “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head” (Mt 8:20, ESV).  “You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich” (2 Cor 8:9, ESV).
  57. 57. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that we can take nothing out of this world.
  58. 58. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that we can take nothing out of this world.  “We brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world” (1 Tm 3:7, ESV).
  59. 59. Pure Gold
  60. 60. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that we can take nothing out of this world.  “We brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world” (1 Tm 3:7, ESV).  “Greed is the logical result of the belief that there is no life after death. We grab what we can while we can however we can and then hold on to it hard.”
  61. 61. Pure Gold
  62. 62. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that we can take nothing out of this world.  “We brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world” (1 Tm 3:7, ESV).  “Greed is the logical result of the belief that there is no life after death. We grab what we can while we can however we can and then hold on to it hard.”  “The day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed” (2 Pt 3:10, ESV).
  63. 63. Pure Gold  “Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and things you have prepared, whose will they be?” (Lk 12:20, ESV).
  64. 64. Pure Gold  We must also recognize what is truly “essential” in life.
  65. 65. Pure Gold  We must also recognize what is truly “essential” in life.  “If we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Tm 6:8, ESV).
  66. 66. Pure Gold  We must also recognize what is truly “essential” in life.  “If we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Tm 6:8, ESV).  Notice that Paul only mentions the need for food & clothing to make him content.
  67. 67. Pure Gold  We must also recognize what is truly “essential” in life.  “If we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Tm 6:8, ESV).  Notice that Paul only mentions the need for food & clothing to make him content.  “Seekfirst the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Mt 6:33, ESV).
  68. 68. Pure Gold
  69. 69. Pure Gold  Ifyou have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, & a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% in this world!
  70. 70. Pure Gold  If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, & a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% in this world!  If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, & spare change in a dish somewhere, you are among the world‟s wealthiest 8%!
  71. 71. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that material things do not satisfy.
  72. 72. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that material things do not satisfy.  “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income” (Eccl 5:10, ESV).
  73. 73. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that material things do not satisfy.  “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income” (Eccl 5:10, ESV).  Material things do not satisfy our true needs.
  74. 74. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that material things do not satisfy.  “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income” (Eccl 5:10, ESV).  Material things do not satisfy our true needs: “All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied” (Eccl 6:7, ESV).
  75. 75. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that material things do not satisfy.  “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income” (Eccl 5:10, ESV).  Material things do not satisfy our true needs: “All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied” (Eccl 6:7, ESV).  Evelyn Adams.
  76. 76. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that material things do not satisfy.  “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income” (Eccl 5:10, ESV).  Material things do not satisfy our true needs: “All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied” (Eccl 6:7, ESV).  Evelyn Adams.  Won $5.4 million.
  77. 77. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that material things do not satisfy.  “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income” (Eccl 5:10, ESV).  Material things do not satisfy our true needs: “All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied” (Eccl 6:7, ESV).  Evelyn Adams.  Won $5.4 million.  All her money is gone!
  78. 78. Pure Gold  We must also recognize that material things do not satisfy.  “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income” (Eccl 5:10, ESV).  Material things do not satisfy our true needs: “All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied” (Eccl 6:7, ESV).  Evelyn Adams.  Won $5.4 million.  All her money is gone!  “I won the American dream but I lost it, too. It was a very hard fall.”
  79. 79. Pure Gold
  80. 80. Pure Gold How much gold do we want in our lives?
  81. 81. Pure Gold Are we content or always wanting more? How much gold do we want in our lives?
  82. 82. Pure Gold Are you content with your spiritual life?
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