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Money, Do You Have It or Does Money Have You? Reframe How You See It

By fblaydes | Uncategorized

Mar 17

happy black familyI challenge anyone who thinks money is evil to explain to me why? Have you ever seen a family that can’t pay their bills, can’t keep food on the table, can’t buy clothes seem happy? They may put a happy face on things for the public but behind closed doors they are stressed out to the max. Money is simply a tool to be used. Did you know that in the book of Proverbs in the Bible it says this:

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the Lord, it makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.
  • So what does “blessing” mean? It means to empower to prosper.
  • Who is the “Lord” here? This is Jehovah, the proper name of the one true God
  • What is the “it” this verse is talking about here? The blessing.
  • What does “makes rich” mean? This means to gain riches or wealth, specifically material substance.
  • What does “adds no sorry” mean? It specifically meansĀ  pain, hurt, toil, sorrow or hardship.

What this verse of scripture is saying then is this:

The empowerment of the the one true God, Jehovah, makes people rich with material substance and does not add any pain, hurt, toil, sorrow or hardship with it.
In the world people are forever trying get rich using their wisdom or the wisdom of the world. Don’t misunderstand. There is earthly wisdom and ways to do things that will make you extremely rich. But there is a caveat to this kind of “rich”. How many of the “rich and famous” of the world have we seen that are miserable? Is it worth not having any privacy? Is it worth need armed bodyguards everywhere you go? In my opinion, it’s not.

So why do so many people think money is evil, to be avoided or possibly worse, that having money will make them do bad things? It’s really simple y’all. What happens when an average person wins the lottery. They go buy everything they have ever wanted and end up being broke again a very short time later. Or the person that makes an above average income and is in debt up to their eyeballs. One mishap and they are in the deep end of the pool and find out they can’t swim.

It doesn’t have to be like that. If we will study God’s Word, pray and seek His wisdom about how to handle our finances, we can be like the person described in the scripture above.




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