There are many ideas on wealth, whether they come from a Christian or non-Christian point of view. Money speaks loudly into everyone’s life, whether they have a lot or not much. 

Life is not about how much wealth you have but what you do with what you have. Some folks are blessed and make much in a lifetime while others get by with less.

Remember: to those who are given much, much is expected. Sometimes there are factors like immaturity, extravagance or selfishness that keep us from being able to handle more than we need at the present time. Only when we are centered in God’s will for our lives will we be able to manage or make good choices with our finances.

Deuteronomy 8:18 says, “You shall remember the Lord your God for it is he who gives you the power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant.”

Many people would describe the term “wealth” as being financially secure, but wealth comes in many forms. There are many things far more valuable than money.

We have all heard of people who were corrupted when greed, disrespect or the love of money has taken control. They turn to the casinos or “get rich” scams to gain wealth, but that is not what God intended for them. In Deuteronomy 8, it reminds us to “beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by keeping His commandments;” yet wealth, if looked at wrongly, will do just that.

No matter how much money we have, we cannot buy our way to God or into heaven.  When we are good stewards of the wealth God has given us and remember to use it for God’s purposes- not ours- it is amazing what God can accomplish. He knows the true intent of the heart and when the gift, large or small, is given as He directs, we are blessed. God can bring increase like no other investor can.

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