Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Way Back Wednesday---Riches

     This is from our family trip to California when I was 5.  This is just outside my aunt and uncle's house in Anaheim.  We had just been to a restaurant with a pirate theme and this was my 'Arrgh' look.  I don't recall anything from this trip to share with you.  I later went out to their house when I was older so I'll blog on that another time.
     Are you a pirate going after the riches of this world?  Sure there are nice things to be had in this world but not at all cost.  The crown of gold you want is not on this earth.  The best things in life are free and can't be bought or, friends, and a life of blessings.  'Do not overwork to be rich.' Proverbs 23;4  ''Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.''  Psalm 62;10
     We as Christians should also avoid a pirate attitude.  'I'm taking it. It's all mine.'  Our dispositions shouldn't be of a confrontational and aggressive manner but one of giving and sharing.  Does my body language in this picture seem very friendly and welcoming?  No, more like back off or else.  Sometimes our demeanor can shun people away without a word spoken.
     The pirate personality is a short plank off a long pier to trouble... watch your step.

The treasures of earth are not mine,
I hold not its silver and gold;
But a treasure far greater is mine;
I have riches of value untold. —Hartzler