It is good to be (a little) poor

It is good for a man to not have everything his heart desires. It is good for a man to want. Because if a man is so wealthy that he can buy whatever he wants on a whim, and so wealthy that he never wants for anything, then he may not confront that “want.” By being limited in wealth, a man will experience wanting, and in that experience he can confront it and ask, “Why do I want this? Why do I need it? Why is what I have insufficient?”

2 Philippians 4:11b-13

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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