Less Is More!

You don't have to go to the jeweler to find a diamond. Near the end of Proverbs, Agur shares this gem for living wisely: The leech has two suckers that cry out, “More, more!” There are three things that are never satisfied—no, four that never say, “Enough!”: the grave, the barren womb, the thirsty desert, the blazing fire. (Proverbs 30:15-16 NLT)

I'm not sure Iagree with Agur's proposition. Sometimes I think I am the fifththing that never says, "Enough!" I have material goods in abundance, but so often I feel that I need just a little more: A few more books on the shelf . . . a few more coins in the pocket . . . a little more horsepower for my car. You get the picture!

A few years back we owned an RV. I have heard that the two best days of a boat owner's life are the day he buys his boat---and the day he sells it! Selling our land yacht was definitely one of the best days of my life. It taught me less is more.

Having one less possession meant moretime because there was less maintenance, more peace because there was less stress, and more money because there were less fill-ups.

Less is no less fun. Our children had just as much fun tent-camping as they did living the RV lifestyle (although I have discovered that sibling quarrels decrease in proportion to the length of an RV).

There’s nothing wrong with owning a motor home. Perhaps one day we will have another, but when our coach went to a new owner I learned Agur's lesson: less is more!