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True Greatness


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“Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness

And his chambers by injustice.

Who uses his neighbour’s service without wages, and gives him nothing for his work,

Who says, ‘I will build myself a wide house with spacious chambers

And cut out windows for it, panelling it with cedar and painting it with vermilion

“Shall you  reign because you enclose yourself in cedar?

Did not your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness?

Then it was well with him.

He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well.

Was not that knowing me?” Says the Lord. – Jeremiah 22:13-16

Who is a great man or woman? In answering this question, too often our minds go to the people on Forbe’s rich list, the heads of large corporations and organizations, political leaders, church leaders, Bestselling Authors, Celebrities, and so on. In our world, when we think of greatness, we think of power, affluence, the choice cars, the yachts, the jets, the jewellery , the assets in prime locations, and the other possessions people have. While most great people do have these things – which of course are good any way, having them does not qualify you for greatness. Continue reading True Greatness