~ Money Is The Solution ~
People Think ~ “Money will solve the problem.” This is the philosophy of many political leaders. They believe that more money and more education will solve the ills that dominate much of our society.
The Bible Says ~ “Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out [there are no U-Haul’s in heaven or hell]. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:6-10).
“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—that, as it is written, ‘He who glories, let him glory in the Lord’” (1 Corinthians 1:26-31).
The Significance ~ King Solomon, who has been described as the richest man ever to live, summed things up near the end of his life this way: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).
Comment ~ The most civilized of societies—those with the most affluence and education—often have the biggest problems. Problems such as crime and domestic violence and the breakdown of social norms.
It is interesting to note that generally the higher the density of the population the worse the problems. For example in rural America the farm communities have low crime, lower domestic problems than in the more affluent and educated big cities.
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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