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Daily Lift #178

Serenity is True Success

King Solomon says in Proverbs 17:1: "Better a morsel of dry bread and tranquility with it, than a house full of feasting with strife."

The prosperity and success of the wicked, however impressive, is only an illusion. Many people live in a state of discord - with family, co-workers and neighbors. Far better is the life of the righteous man - even if he has only a crust of bread - because he has peace in his home.

Inner serenity is the essence of true success in life, and this is totally independent of material possessions.

(see Malbim on Mishlei; Gateway to Happiness, p.73)

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) harry chidawanyika, November 19, 2009 12:34 PM

you keep our hebraic hearts pumping

i feel so blessed to know that the hebraic legacy is still being passed on through your noble endeavours. as a christian i feel my destiny is tied with israel

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