(Pro 30:16 KJV) The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
When do we have “enough” (1952)? The most common translation of this word in the NASB is “wealth” and the KJV, “riches”. It is used most frequently in Proverbs. It is not always a bad thing. So the question again is, how much is enough? This is a real question for Americans living in an economic system that at least pays lip service to free enterprise.
I don’t think you can put a dollar amount on it. There is something in us that always wants more. I find myself thinking about a new guitar. You know I really need one. The problem is I already have six and don’t play them as much as I should. Do I really need another? No. When it comes to a car that is not always in the repair shop or a home that does not have enough bathrooms things get a bit more serious.
So? It is a hard line to balance on but although God promises to meet our needs He expects us to be stewards of the blessings. I am looking for someone to give a guitar to, not so I have room for a new one, but because I have more than I need.