When we lived in a small town in central Kansas (Ellsworth), we made many trips to the nearest big town, Salina, Kansas on old Kansas Route 140. On one of those trips in the spring (March 12, 1990), we saw a horse at the edge of a luscious, green pasture with his head stuck through a barbed wire fence eating the grass on the other side of the fence. When we passed the horse, my first thought was, "He better watch out or he’ll cut his throat."

That’s the way it is with some of God’s people. They are cutting their throats, because they only see what’s on the other side of the fence. They forget the luscious green pasture God has given them, and they focus only on what their neighbor has.