possesions

The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Jesus

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.Thoreau

Let us treasure up in our soul some of those things which are permanent…, not of those which will forsake us and be destroyed, and which only tickle our senses for a little while… Gregory of Nazianzus

Lust is all GET—Love is all GIVE. Unknown

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living the life

A holy life has a voice. It speaks when the tongue is silent, and is either a constant attraction or a perpetual reproof. Hinton

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic. —Hosea Ballou

Walking the walk is easier if you follow in His footsteps instead of trying to make your own pathway. And the more you do it, the smoother His path becomes.

a godly life

Those who teach by their doctrine must teach by their life, or else they pull down with one hand what they build up with the other.Matthew Henry

…Christ did not appoint professors, but followers. If Christianity … is not reduplicated in the life of the person expounding it, then he does not expound Christianity, for Christianity is a message about living and can only be expounded by being realized in men’s lives. Soren Kierkegaard

Responsibility

Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.Abraham Joshua Heschel

Maturity doesn’t come with age; it comes with acceptance of responsibility.Ed Cole