Butler County Times Gazette
  • Michael Harmon: Something for nothing

  • Live is lived by patience, perseverance, and time
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  • Our country is built upon Christian principles and hard work. If one is to have something - anything in life - don’t expect it for nothing. Nothing begets nothing.
    In order to acquire things of value we must have:
    Patience. Patience is the principle that teaches us discipline. Discipline keeps us focused on the important things. Solomon once wrote, “A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, and the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.” (Proverbs 12:14). Patience results in good returns.
    Perseverance. Perseverance is the attitude that says, “I will keep on keeping on, even when I don’t want to!” It is the can-do attitude that knows that if “I”m to eat today, then I must work. If I’m to have a car, then I must save. If I’m to stay healthy, then I must take care of myself.”
    “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat.” (Proverbs 13:4).
    Discipline is the reward of the successful. If one is to have something, time is off the essence. Today too many people live for the here and now. Life is not lived in that realm. There are things that just take time and nothing short of it will do.
    Live is lived by patience, perseverance, and time. When we learn this we will not expect something for nothing.
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