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FROM THE PASTOR’S STUDY – October 15, 2013

World philosophies have been summarized in this manner:

Greece said “Be wise, know yourself”
Rome said “Be strong, discipline yourself”
Religion says “Be Holy, conform yourself”
Epicureanism says “Be sensuous, enjoy yourself”
Education says “Be resourceful, expand yourself”
Materialism says “Be satisfied, please yourself”
Psychology says “Be confident, fulfill yourself”
Pride says “Be superior, promote yourself”
Ascenticism says “Be inferior, suppress yourself”
Humanism says “Be capable, believe in yourself”
Philanthropy says “Be generous, give yourself”
Legalism says “Be pious, limit yourself”

Isn’t it interesting how all of the philosophies end with the same word, and how each one seems to differ from the philosophy of Jesus Christ: “Be a servant, think of others.”

taken from “Swindoll’s Ultimate Book of Illustrations & Quotes” page 447

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