Lessons from the Rich and Famous

After acquiring all the riches, wisdom and popularity in the world Solomon arrived at the conclusion that all of them are meaningless without God.

We live in the world where everyone tries to get as much as they can. We also live in the world where people love way above their means. Or where people accumulate debt only to be able to live luxurious lifestyles.

No matter what we acquire in the life God will say “You can”t take it with you.”

As Christians we cannot be like the world when it comes to spending our money.

Ecclesiastes 5:8-20
Wealth can be used to abuse. How do I use my finances?
People always want more. Many people seal wealth obsessively but never find the peace they think the wealth will bring.

Love of money can lead to an undoing pursuit of it. The pursuit that never ends. People end up at the dead end of dissatisfaction.

True, lasting contentment comes only from God.
Love of money may fill your pocket but will never fill your soul.

The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong.

1 Timothy 6:6-10
There”s nothing wrong with men possessing riches the wrong comes when these riches possess the men.

Money is God”s number one contender for your hearts.

Do you control your money and possessions or do they control you?

Riches do not worry us with their possession but torment us with their loss.

We come into the world with nothing and we take nothing out of it.

God wants us to have the right perspective on money. It is a gift from God, but it”d not a god. How often do I thank God for what I have? Do I use what God has given me for the very purposes of God?