Lesson 86

Proverbs 10:22 says:

The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.

Too often people think that if you are rich you have to be going straight to hell. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard Christians complain how all wealthy people are bad, greedy, and are against those in needs. Are there some like that? You bet. The sad part is that many of them sit in church each week. Yet nowhere in the Bible does it say that being rich means that you are evil. According to this verse, wealth could be a sign of blessing.

I know a couple who have six figures and above at their disposal. To them dropping $500 is nothing. To me, it is everything. I don’t have that much. They have more than that. If I follow the logic of many Christians, this couple could be considered bad and unsaved. Yet, I know them very well.

What does this couple do with the money God keeps giving them? Yes, they go on trips. He buys her nice jewelry. They pay the bond of a new Christian. They help with the first month’s rent for someone new to Christ. They will search the state for needed items for the family whose house burned down. They will give gifts to those they appreciate. They will give more to the community than all the middle-class families put together. Their wealth is from God and for God.

Yet, do we interpret this “wealth” as only doing with money? I consider myself wealthy in other areas. My bank account is practically zero. The love from my husband is worth more than a million dollars. I have a roof over my head. Trust me, I know what it is like to need that. Wealth from God comes in a variety forms and none of them should be considered as evil. They are all good and should all be used to His glory.

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