Wealth Scares Me

He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. —2 CHRONICLES 20:32

A successful Christian businessman shared his story at church. Candid about his struggles with faith and abundant wealth, he declared, “Wealth scares me!”
“But,” the businessman stated, “I’ve learned a lesson from Solomon’s verdict on the abundance of wealth. It’s all ‘meaningless’ ” (Ecclesiastes 2:11). The man determined not to let wealth get in the way of his devotion to God. Rather, he wanted to serve God with his assets and help the needy.

Throughout the centuries, God has blessed some people materially. We read of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 17:5, “The Lord established the kingdom . . . so that he had great wealth and honor.” He did not become proud or bully others with his wealth. Instead, “his heart was devoted to the ways of the Lord” (v. 6). Also, “he followed the ways of his father Asa and did not stray from them; he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord” (20:32).

The Lord is not against wealth, but He is definitely against the unethical acquisition and wrong use of it. He is worthy of devotion from all His followers.

L. Darmani

Published by Intentional Faith

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