“The NT Born Again & ‘WEALTH’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Timothy 6:7-to-10) For we did Not bring anything into the world, and surely we Cannot take anything out of it.
(1Tim 6:8) So as long as we have food and clothes, we will be Satisfied with these.
(1Tim 6:9) But people who Want to get Rich keep toppling into Temptation and are Trapped by many Stupid and Harmful desires that plunge them into Destruction and Ruin.
(1Tim 6:10) For the Love of Money is a root of All kinds of evil. Some people, in their Eagerness to get Rich, have Wandered Away from the faith and Pierced themselves with much pain.
*** (James 2:5-6-7) Listen, my dear brothers! God has chosen the Poor in the world to become Rich in Faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that He promised to those who love Him, has He not?
(Jas 2:6) But you have Humiliated the man who is Poor. Are not Rich people the ones who Oppress you and Drag you into court? [1Corinthains 6:1-to-8]
(Jas 2:7) Are not they the ones Who blaspheme the Excellent Name by which you have been called?
*** (Luke 21:1-to-4) Now Jesus looked up and saw rich people dropping their gifts into the offering box.
(Luke 21:2) Then He saw a destitute widow drop in two small copper coins.
(Luke 21:3) He said, "Truly I tell you, this destitute widow has dropped in More than all of them.
(Luke 21:4) For all the others contributed to the offering out of their Surplus, but she, in her Poverty, dropped in Everything she had to live on."
*** (Proverbs 3:9) Honor the LORD Jehovah with your substance, and with the first fruits of All your increase;
Did You ‘read & understand’ the above Bible verses…? What about the picture with this Blog of a Pleasure Boat: what did it communicate to You? “God’s Grace gives You: Wealth to buy Adult Toys?” Just how do You define: ‘Wealth?’ Many equate wealth to “Finances!” To the unsaved, many of those FALSE PSEUDO CHRISTIAN: Preachers, Teachers, Evangelists and the LIKE: give ‘Wealth a Perversion!’ Four or five Homes, private Jet Planes, $2,500 Suits and “Opulence” beyond measure! These ‘Simply Blaspheme’ the Blessed Name of Christ Jesus, portraying “Wealth as God’s blessings”. Americans especially are ‘Jaded’ in their concept of wealth! The visual media has FOOLED many into “Wrong Thinking” about WHAT: Wealth really is. Those “Pharisees, Scribes, Lawyers & Sadducees” of Jesus day, were also Entrapped. Since man is to live by the Holy Word of God: have You, done a study of ‘Wealth’ with the Scriptures…? If not, then You have simply fallen into, the trap of deception by Satan. Many WRONGLY equate Wealth, to Salvation in Christ Jesus as “His blessing!” Even though they may NOT be Born Again! Even though they are “Not Obedient” to His Holy Word: but still call themselves “Christian [?]”. Surely the Unsaved: would come to Jesus to be… “Wealthy Like Many?”
*** (James 4:3) You ask for something but do “NOT” get it because you ask for it for the wrong reason-for your own pleasure.
“Is Your ‘JESUS’ = Santa Clause – 101”…Blog.
*** (1Jn 5:19) We know that we are from God and that the ‘Whole World’ lies under the Control of the evil one. [Satan]
*** (Mark 4:14-15) The sower sows the Word.
(Mark 4:15) And these are those by the wayside, where the Word is sown. And when they hear, Satan comes immediately and ‘Takes Away’ the Word that was sown in their hearts.
*** (Luke 4:4-to-9) And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written that "man shall Not live by bread alone, but by Every Word of God."
(Luke 4:5) And the Devil, leading Him up into a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
(Luke 4:6) And the Devil said to Him, All this power I will give you, and the glory of them; FOR it has been delivered to me. And I Give it to whomever I will.
(Luke 4:7) Therefore if you will worship me, all shall be yours.
(Luke 4:8) And Jesus answered and said to him, Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, "You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve."
*** (Ecclesiastes 1:2) Vanity of vanities, says the preacher; Vanity of vanities! “All is Vanity”.
“How Much is ‘Enough?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance; and do not begin to say within yourselves; We have Abraham for our father. For I [Jesus] say to you; that God is able to raise up children to Abraham: from these stones
There are two kinds of Wealth for this discussion. “Permanent Eternal Wealth” & “Passing Temporal Wealth”. Which one will You take with You, to “Eternity?” What about ‘Good Health’, is that Wealth? Or an ‘Understanding’ of the Holy Word of God: and its teachings? What is that worth in “Passing Temporal Wealth?” When You meet with Christ Jesus in His Holy Word: “Daily”, is that wealth? Especially when He, opens the Scriptures to your “Heart & Mind & Understanding!” Or is it ‘Finances & Investments?’ Remember what happened to all of those Securities: 12 years ago during “9-11”? What would they be worth IF: we had another “Homeland Terrorist Attack”…? What would be “Wealth to a Cancer Patient?” Health & Recovery…? Where your Heart is “Right or Wrong” with GOD: is where your “Wealth Resides!”
*** (Matthew 6:19-to-24) "Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
(Matt 6:20) But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal.
(Matt 6:21) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
(Matt 6:22) "The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.
(Matt 6:23) But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. Therefore, if the light in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!"
(Matt 6:24) "No one can serve two masters. For either he will hate one and love the other, or be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches!"
I have asked two things from You [Lord]; do not deny them before I die;
(Pro 30:8) remove far from me vanity and a lying word; give me neither poverty or riches; tear for me my portion of bread,
(Pro 30:9) lest I be full and deceive, and say, Who is the LORD Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and violate the name of my God.
“True Riches – 101”…Blog.
*** (Matthew 16:26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do Justice; and to love Mercy; and to Walk Humbly; with your God?
*** (James 1:5-to-8) Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.
(Jas 1:6) But he must ask in faith, Without ANY Doubts, for the one who has doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
(Jas 1:7) Such a person should NOT expect to receive anything from the Lord.
(Jas 1:8) He is a Double-Minded man, Unstable in ALL he undertakes.
*** (Luke 9:23-to-26) And He [Jesus] said to all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him DENY himself and take up his CROSS Daily and Follow Me.
(Luke 9:24) For whoever will save his life shall lose it, but whoever will lose his life for My sake, he shall save it.
(Luke 9:25) For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and loses himself, or is cast away?
(Luke 9:26) For whoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words, the Son of Man shall be ashamed of him when He shall come in His own and in His Father's glory, and that of the holy angels. [John 12:48]
“That ‘You’ may Prosper – 101” …Blog.
*** (Matthew 13:19) When Anyone hears the Word of the kingdom and does Not understand it, then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown by the wayside.
Why did Christ Jesus speak so very much about Wealth? Do You realize that it has become the ‘Touchstone’ of society? The corrupt heart of mankind: is the issue when dealing with ‘Wealth.’ Only when One is Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God: and becomes a Disciple of Christ: will they be “Set Free” from the entrapment of “Temporal Wealth! Did You read … “Matthew 13:19”… posted above? Your PRIORITY… ‘Of & To’ the “KINGDOM of GOD”… is the “Key to Wealth!” Your priorities are Simple. You care for “His Kingdom” or your ‘Own Kingdom’. You will place your Wealth: where your “Priorities Reside!” Wealth is not only Finances; but also your “Time & Agendas!” Did You notice how many “Christian [?] Men” care about Sports? Even though “Performance Drugs” used by some of those athletes. Are those games and the ‘Cheating’ that comes from drugs: “Fair or NOT?” Would our time be better spent… “Seeking FIRST: the Kingdom of Heaven”…?
*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I [Isaiah] heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for “US?” [Genesis 1:26] Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!
*** (Romans 12:1-to-4) I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.
(Rom 12:2) “Do Not” be conformed to this world; but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is -> what is proper, pleasing, and perfect. [2Corinthains 10:3-to-6]
(Rom 12:3) For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you ‘Not’ to think of yourself more highly than you should think; rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has assigned each of you.
(Rom 12:4) For we have many parts in one body; but these parts do ‘Not’ all have the same function [office].
“Reasonable Service – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Samuel 2:30) And the LORD Jehovah, the God of Israel says, I said indeed, Your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever. But now Jehovah the LORD says, Be it far from Me! For those who honor Me [God] I will honor, and those that think little of Me shall be lightly regarded.
Love [Agape]; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!