RAISE YOUR OWN LIBRARY
After such a long break away from this platform, I feel strongly to once again admonish you, my dear friend on this topic. My family has recently been blessed with a baby girl which is why you haven’t read from me in the last few weeks. I intend to share some of my documented thoughts about that in the next few days.
So here we go:
Many folks are expert at borrowing things – shirts, shoes and other stuffs. They have borrowed suits, borrowed dresses and borrowed cars but not borrowed books. I’m sorry such may end up with a borrowed destiny!
Many have the latest dresses, latest cars, the latest toys but not the latest books. May you not be late in life!
Others have loaded wardrobes but not loaded libraries. Some have loaded bank accounts but no loaded books, talk less of a loaded brain! Don’t worry, a fool and his money will be soon parted!
I agree with Roy Smith, “A loaded book contains more real wealth than a loaded bank.” Information stored in books, CDs and journals is potential wealth. Invest in books and you’re investing in your future wealth. For “by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
Start building your library today. “An investment in knowledge pays great dividends,” Benjamin Franklin said. Charles Spurgeon, “the prince of preachers” reportedly had sixteen thousand books in his library. The late legal luminary, FRA Williams was said to have a private law library bigger than that of any law faculty in Africa! Do you still wonder why they enjoyed such success in their career.
I encourage you to subscribe to magazines. And journals. Buy books and CDs. Visit clearance book sales and used book stalls. You have to start from somewhere. I can tell you that. Books are not costly! (Compare the cost of ignorance.) Truth has a price. You will have to buy wisdom. And it is not cheap. I am telling you what has worked for me, not some theoretic stuff!
Build your own library. The apostle Paul had his own library. “Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come – and the books, especially the parchments.” A loaded book contains more real wealth than a loaded bank. And a loaded tape is more lethal than a loaded gun! I close this with the words of Rueben Martinez. “Books can take a person all over the world – a library card will take you farther than a drivers’ license.” YOU WILL SUCCEED!
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