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A video is floating around social media that calls attention to the distribution of wealth in this country and people’s assumptions about it. (click the words if you want to see the video)
Provocative, yes; but, I wonder what difference it makes to us believers, or whether it should make a difference. Depending on the concrete circumstances of our worldly worth, this information might play on our jealousies, or possibly, it could inspire some to acts of compassionate giving.
I’ve come to think wealth is a test that the majority of the wealthy fail.
I can’t get around the fact that Jesus’ said it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 19:23-24)
After all, what people do with their money is their business. If we have above and beyond our needs, we can satisfy our vanity, greed, and lusts if we so desire. But, frankly, I believe God wants to see what we will do with it to bless others and further His kingdom on earth.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2
We know that all earthly riches are eternally grounded. (Most of them—silver, gold, precious gems—have to be dug out of the earth.)
Why trouble ourselves about the distribution of it?
God promises to supply our needs.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
The fact is, if we could have all the riches and all the things money could buy, still the things most precious to us would be the things that money cannot buy--things like
HOPE and LOVE and PEACE
Good relationships with FAMILY and FRIENDS
And the good HEALTH to enjoy it all.
God’s love freely given is in infinite supply. All the fruits of the Spirit are available in abundance to us who are in Christ Jesus.
Our human hearts can receive these divine treasures daily—these spiritual riches.
Let’s celebrate God’s all sufficient love and grace. Rejoice in His abundant blessings of salvation in our lives.
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“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Isaiah 55: 1-2 NIV
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Laura Hodges Poole
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