THE BASIS OF PROGRESS

If one were to ask a number of successful persons, "What is the basis of your success?" some would undoubtedly say, "It is hard work." But mere success in business and other avenues of endeavor does not always spell progress for the individual. It requires more than hard work to be truly successful—to progress mentally, or spiritually, as well as materially.

We all recall Jesus' description of the rich man whose harvest was so great that he decided to tear down his barns and to build larger ones in which to store his goods. With a feeling of material success and self-satisfaction he looked forward selfishly to enjoying the fruit of his labors for many years. But that night, the story implies, he died. This was indeed a hollow success, and it merited Jesus' admonition (Luke 12:21), "So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

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GUARDING OUR HERITAGE
December 10, 1955
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