Rather than continue to steer the other topic off course I decided to start a new one here. It is possible that my convictions are “missing the mark” and perhaps you can help me by addressing my points. It is obvious others felt that having a large home was okay because they gave him money to do it. However that says nothing about what God thinks. Amos and Haggai recorded what God thinks. You never answered the question, "Would 8,760 square feet be enough for two people?"How does a huge home demonstrate leadership to people following Christ in today’s world in the US and around the world? If more room were needed to entertain guests there are some very nice large buildings on campus that are used for that very reason. I want you to think about the condition of some people, while expensive buildings are being built and how building big buildings serves to meet the needs of people. Lots of people want to be like Donald Trump but how many want to be like Jesus? Being like Jesus means denying ourselves and taking up our cross daily. James speaks to the issue of living and ignoring the person in need in James 2:15, 16, “If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?” Think about the following two examples. Years ago I went to school with a student who went go into the dining hall and removed uneaten food from the plates that had been turned in when people were done eating. The students took up a collection to give the student some money. I knew a student who coming from another country did not eat for days at a time because he had no money. Then compare that to the cost of a 7500 square foot house, its maintenance, and cleaning costs. How did Jesus live in comparison to the modern standards then and yet he reached the world? Of course adequate is subjective. What some people claim to need may be lavish living by the standards of others. Saddam Hussein had palaces and Rockefeller just wanted a little more money. Eventually all of their possessions will disappear. What we will leave with is not subjective and what we came with is not subjective. But what we do that will last for eternity is eternal. My Bible teaches, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. " Does it not take more discipline to live on less and want less just so that others may have what they need than it does to simply have less? Isn’t the Christian supposed to help meet the needs of others around him by living on less and working hard?