Several years ago a farmer increased his farm holding from 300 acres to 9,000 acres. Everyone was proud of him and glad to see him prosper.
 
     He had a lovely family ~ two boys and a girl, and one of the sweetest wives in the world. He was a leader in the church and the family was very faithful. Needless to say, he became very wealthy. Life was good.
     As the responsibilities of the farm increased, his involvement with the church decreased. Over time the entire family became so involved with the farm and the wealth that they all became unfaithful and placed the church on low priority in their lives.
 
     The father died and the children fought over the land, lost it, and spent all the inheritance. 
     Today, they have very little to do with each other and have gone through several difficult personal problems. Their mother died in poverty and loneliness.
 
     What good does it do to gain the whole world and yet lose your soul and those of your loved ones? What can the world give in place of the soul?
~Author Unknown to Me 
 
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."