Henry Ford said, “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it.” Money brings temporary physical comfort, little else. It’s a mirage.
The mirage keeps moving ahead of us. So we keep saying, “When I get X amount of money, I will do this or that, be able to pay off debts, be free to serve, to take more time, to have more means to help.” Continue reading
Some people sell their bodies, others, their soul. So it was appropriate for Isaiah to use the figure of a prostitute losing her attractions and apply it to the city of Tyre:
“Take a harp; walk around the city, you forgotten whore! Make sweet melody; sing many songs, and perhaps you’ll be remembered.”
Isaiah 23.16 NET Continue reading
Brazil has become richer, and now people complain about the consumerism of Brazilian society. But those outside of Christ have no other reason for spending their money. The pleasures of the flesh mean everything to them. Helping one’s neighbor, when they do help, is to quiet the conscience.
Those who love pleasure become poor;
those who love wine and luxury will never be rich.
Proverbs 21:17 NLT Continue reading
It’s a very old heresy. Riches is a sign of righteousness. The righteous, blessed as they must be by God, are rich. Continue reading