Greed Is Not Your Friend

Scripture The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. ~Luke 15:12, NLT Quote I was greedy for another persons loss. ~Augustine {My Confessions, Book II, 9.17} In his youth Augustine ran with a company of…

Pride And Wealth

Scripture Rich men are conceited, but their real poverty is evident to the poor. ~Proverbs 28:11, LNT Quote Money has never made a man happy and never will. Instead of filling a vacuum, it creates a larger one. ~Ben Franklin Let me say two things right off of the bat, Ben Franklin was one smart…

Generosity

Scripture A person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain. ~Proverbs 25:14, NLT Quote We make a living by what we get {earn}; we make a life by what we give. ~Sir Winston Churchill We were created for God’s pleasure and it pleases Him for…

The Responsibility of Riches

Scripture It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor. ~Proverbs 14:21, NLT Quote Doing the right thing may be costly in the present but doing what is wrong will cost much more in the long run. ~Ya’akov Like Psalms and the sermon on the mount, Proverbs has it’s beatitudes…

Trouble

Scripture The LORD God who rules over all…says, “Why do you want to bring all this trouble on yourselves? Jeremiah 44:7, NIRV Quote Life is like a garden with snakes and weeds; there is bound to be trouble but don’t make it worse by sowing bad seeds. ~Ya’akov Everyone has problems. It is all but…

Too Good To Be True

Scripture But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. ~I Timothy 6:9, NASB Quote He who is greedy, is always in want (and never satisfied). ~Horace Bob and Sarah Chew worked hard and saved well. After living…