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Keller: Use the Bible to define success

As we approach graduation day for high school and college students, many picture themselves as being successful.

Regardless of the path they choose, I’m sure that’s their ultimate goal.

Success means different things to different people. To most people, the only way to measure success is by what we accumulate materially — how much money we have.

In 1923, nine of the world’s must successful financiers met at Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel.

Financially, they literally “held the world by the tail” — anything that money could buy was within their grasp — they were rich, rich, rich.

I’m sure many people envied them. However, in 1948, only 25 years later, this is what happened.

One was bankrupt and lived the last five years of his life on borrowed money. Another died penniless in a foreign land, a fugitive from justice. One was insane.
Another had just been released from Sing Sing prison. One was broke and died in another country and another was pardoned from prison so he could die at home — broke.

Three committed suicide.

I’m not saying money is evil, but the love of money is.

The best definition of success is being in God’s will for your life.

To be successful, a person must have four great loves in his or her life.

• Love of God
• Love of Family
• Love of Country
• Love of Work

Many books are written on how to succeed in life. The one book that will give you a blueprint for life is the Holy Bible.

Within the Bible you will find the answers to all of life’s opportunities and problems. It contains all the principles found in any other book ever written about success and happiness.
That’s the reason it’s the best selling book, year after year, throughout the world.

Napoleon Bonaporte once said, “The Bible is no mere book, but a living creature with power that conquers all who oppose it.”

To all the graduates, may you prosper as your soul prospers. Have a great life!

If you have any questions, or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084 or call 985-652-8477.