The multi-millionaire swaggers up to the beautiful red head, and says, “Would you spend the weekend with me at the Hilton for a million dollars?” With her best alluring smile she answered, “Oh, yes, that sounds so divine!” He said, “How about the motel across the street for a twenty dollar bill?” “What do you think I am?” was her insulted response. “Oh, I know what you are. I just don’t know your price,” he replied.

Today I’m continuing my thoughts from yesterday “What price for my soul?  I’m shocked as I read a news article telling about a woman who had been convicted of embezzling $6000 dollars from her employer. Prison for $6000!? Or, I’m surprised to find out a friend is in all kinds of legal trouble because he lied on his income tax to save $2100. Or, I think, “Ms CEO, why would you risk your reputation and business for so little gain.”

These thoughts bother me. They make me judge myself. You see, there is an implication in each of these statements that I understand, or even might participate in the action – if the price were right. I am so thankful that God does not allow us to be tempted beyond our ability to be victors in Him!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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4 Responses to WHAT’S THE PRICE? (Part 2)

  1. Dawn Marie says:

    Praise, be! Victors over our weakness at becoming victims!

  2. Hmm! Indeed at what price would we sell ourselves short? Like you rightly pray, may God not allow us to be tempted beyond our ability to be victors in him.

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