Consider the following scenario:
You’ve got at least a months worth of “manual labor” that you need performed and you are looking for someone to help you with it. Just as you are thinking about who could help you, you notice a begger on the side of the road. You pull your car over and inform the man that you have at least a months worth of work that you would be happy to pay him for if he’s interested. He quickly lets you know that he’s not the least bit interested in your work – he’s completely happy staying right where he’s at.
Would you lose respect for this person because of his unwillingness to better himself?
If you are like most people, you probably would.
But yet, many, many people who profess to be Christians act out this very scenario before God every day!
What am I talking about?
Here is what Deuteronomy 8:18 says: “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth”.
Take a close look at the phrase, “for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth”.
To me, this phrase means that God gives you and I the opportunity and capability to get wealth.
Are we going to turn up our noses at God and say we don’t want to be wealthy?
Is it possible that peoplel feel more self-righteous and pious by continuing to be poor?
Spend some time thinking about this and then feel free to comment back.
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