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Jesus said a prophet does have honor, but all too often it does not exist in his own home among those who know him (Matthew 13:57 Matthew 13:57And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.
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). Israel had ample indications that God was with them, but they did not treasure that. Children of poor people may put a great deal of effort into their studies and preparations for a future while those who are wealthy may cause some concerns for their parents (Ecclesiastes 2:19 Ecclesiastes 2:19And who knows whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labor wherein I have labored, and wherein I have showed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.
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We read that a satisfied person tramples on or disregards something most people would think is wonderful—such as honeycomb—while a starving person finds almost any food a flavorful delight (Proverbs 27:7 Proverbs 27:7The full soul loathes an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
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). Having too much can often cause great problems because our minds do not readily rest on just having enough. We tend to want more and have a disdain for people and things that somehow have become “common” to us. It is better to have little but rejoice in it than to have plenty and be dissatisfied.  

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