Thursday, January 10, 2008

Is It Wrong To Be Rich?

The belief that wealth is wrong is more social than scriptural. It is a rationalization imposed upon by many of those who choose not to earn much wealth. It is a philosophy with which we have all had to live at some level during our lifetimes. It's what we do with money that matters. It's how we get it that counts.

In one of the courses in the curriculum of Success University, I learned that to the extent that money is a measure of the services we perform for others, its accumulation is noble. To the extent that we press our money into the service of those we love (or those in need may I add), to provide them with as warm and as comfortable and as secure an existence as possible, its disbursement is inspired and devine.

What do you reckon? Do you agree?

2 comments:

Pia said...

i don't agree that it's wrong to be rich. i believe that that is exactly what God has in mind for all His children - to be rich - not to be in lack or to live by paycheck to paycheck. He wants us to have money in abundance so we can bless others too. i think to have in abundance is to be rich in regular man's term.

audrey` said...

Share God's blessings with the others is our obligation to God =)
Praise Him!