Many people like to cite the Bible to support their attack on wealth, but I wonder, how many of them actually know and understand what Scripture ACTUALLY has to say about wealth?
As I am sure many do this at this time, I have been reflecting on the year that just passed and I found myself thinking about the ‘war on the rich.’ I have been trying harder to read the Bible for myself, and to seek God’s guidance and His wisdom so I can properly understand His word so I can better live it in my daily life. I want to want the things that God wants; the things He wants for me – for each of us. So, naturally, I started to look at what Scripture has to say about wealth. What I discovered Scripture actually says about the issue is far from what the world would have people think it says.
There are many passages about wealth in Scripture, and you can find them by simply doing a search for them on line. But there is one passage that clearly states the Scriptural view on wealth, and it comes from Christ, Himself:
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
Read the rest, it may surprise you…