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Do You Have enough, Or Do You Have Enough?

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Do You Have enough, Or Do You Have Enough?

The Showdown

The two men stood facing each other. One man was armed the other was not. The armed man had vowed to kill the other. Behind the armed man were about four hundred warriors. The two enemies were close enough to see each other, and the gap could close fast.

Today was the showdown. A life-long grudge was about to be settled. The fight was certainly going to be one-sided and it wouldn’t take long.

The unarmed man was known for his underhanded dealings. He had a shady past. Today was the day for his comeuppance.

The armed man stood still as the unarmed man walked toward him. They hadn’t seen each other in many years. Then the unarmed man did something very unexpected. He dropped to his knees and bowed his head to the ground. Then he got up and walked a bit closer and dropped to his knees again and bowed his head to the ground. He did the same thing over and over for seven times.

The armed man started running towards the other. The two men hugged each other and cried like boys. The flood of tears washed decades of hate away. There would be no blood shed here today.

At length the unarmed man presented the other with a great herd of cattle and sheep.

The armed man modestly declined and said, “Thank you, but I already have plenty.”

The unarmed man nodded and still persisted that his gift be received. He said, “I have all!”

33:8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.

33:9 And Esau said, I have enough my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.

Esau’s enough – (Strong’s #7227 “rab” = Much, Plenty),

33:10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

33:11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.

Jacob’s Enough – (Strong’s # 3605 “kole” = All).

The difference between the two men’s possessions is explained in their own descriptions. Esau had plenty as far as the carnal mind could evaluate wealth. Jacob on the other hand, realized that since he had the blessings of Jehovah, he in fact had ‘All’.

As far as earthly possessions go, many wealthy people today may feel that they have enough.

But while those that have received the Holy Ghost may be poor by this world’s standards, they are actually rich.

  • They have Jesus Christ in their hearts.
  • They have His blessings.
  • They have Enough.
  • They have ‘All’.

Esau had enough. Jacob had more. He had Enough!

Do you have enough? Or do you have Enough?

You will never have Enough in this life until you have received the Holy Ghost!



Written by Martyn Ballestero

October 20, 2011 at 12:42 am

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  1. Thank God we can and do have enough. Great message.


    October 20, 2011 at 12:49 am

  2. He’s all I need, He’s all I need, Jesus is all I need!
    Thank God I have ENOUGH!
    Great post Elder!

    D. L. Morris

    October 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

  3. He is my everything, he is my all…

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    October 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm

  4. I’ve got the Lord…..and that’s enough, that’s enough, that’s enough!!!


    October 20, 2011 at 10:24 pm

  5. I’ve got the Lord and that Enough….he is my keeper… he’ s my guide and I can feel him walking right by my side and thats enough that enough….
    Thanks for the reminder he is the God of enough…

    Kerry Morris

    October 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

  6. I didn’t even notice the difference in the ‘enoughs’ before I read the blog. So true! Thanks!


    October 23, 2011 at 11:01 am

  7. I’m so glad we have Enough. Not just enough as Esau.


    October 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm

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