Tuesday, November 22, 2022

TRUE financial WISDOM

 

1 Timothy 6:10

King James Version

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: 

which while some coveted after, 

they have erred from the faith, 

and pierced themselves through 

with many sorrows.


How can we be wise, financially?

Where do we put our trust in?

Who can tell us all we need to know?

How can we live, and prosper fairly?

First, let's look at the root cause of all our troubles.

This love for money.

This insatiable desire to acquire, possess, and dominate.

This gnawing desire to be the wealthiest, the most famous, the most powerful.

All at the expense of those who know nothing about finance.

Surely, we know that when you get to the top, others get stepped on.

Today, we viewed a video, on yet another failed financial scheme.

And yet, time and again, people never learn.

The moment you invest in something you know nothing about, it's always 50-50.

The moment you trust in someone you know nothing about, it's always 50-50.

The moment you follow unbelievers, it's 100% disaster.


Isn't the latter a bit tough?

Not so, for a TRUE believer in JESUS will never cause you harm.

He will always lead you to Scripture, where the LORD's truth is.

He has no interest in running away with your money.

In all probability, he has no money.

And has absolutely no interest in it.

The LORD provides, that's all he cares to know.

It's a shame some ministries have succumbed to the appeal of gold, glory, and greed.

But that's for another post.

Many people invest everything they have, after they've heard of big gains.

Even as the big guns have already known about it ahead of time.

The rumor spreads like wildfire.

Everyone wants to be in on it.

Everyone wants a piece of the pie.

In truth, the perpetrators want the pie to themselves.

The smaller investors hope their money would grow.

More often than not, it doesn't.

They get a taste of profit.

A pittance, compared to the big guns' gains.

But do we really know how the money grows?

Where it gets invested?

The money gets invested in equally-deceptive schemes.

Cheating the less fortunate people from their life savings.

Causing much poverty, anger, and disillusionment everywhere.

It's the oldest scheme in the world.

To get people's trust, and to run away with their money.

And then, a fall guy is appointed to take the brunt when the time comes.

How can we really trust each other, when only GOD is good?

JESUS already told us that.

Luke 18:19

King James Version

19 And Jesus said unto him, 

Why callest thou me good? 

none is good, save one, 

that is, God.


Let's face it.

We're all sinful.

Romans 3:23

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;


Genesis 6:5-6

King James Version

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man 

was great in the earth, 

and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart 

was only evil continually.

6 And it repented the Lord 

that he had made man on the earth, 

and it grieved him at his heart.


When money is the subject, people's eyes take on a different hue, and brightness.

Our better judgment falters.

Our minds think of future gains.

Whether they be realistic, altruistic, or unrealistic.

There should have been enough financial disasters to prove that man's greed is insatiable.

Once again revealing our combined foolishness.

GREED is ALWAYS at the CORE.

It's time to focus on GOD, and not on greed, pride, vanity, false weights, love for money, fame, or power.

Where we're all going, we will leave everything behind.

Doesn't matter it if seems you own the world.

1 Timothy 6:7

King James Version

7 For we brought nothing into this world, 

and it is certain we can carry nothing out.


JESUS can come for His faithful anytime.

All the money in the world will be as nothing.

We all want to profit, but it's better to profit from GOD's WORD.

Isaiah 48:17-18

King James Version

17 Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, 

the Holy One of Israel; 

I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, 

which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! 

then had thy peace been as a river, 

and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:


Put not your trust in man.

Psalm 146:3-5

King James Version

3 Put not your trust in princes, 

nor in the son of man, 

in whom there is no help.

4 His breath goeth forth, 

he returneth to his earth; 

in that very day his thoughts perish.

5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, 

whose hope is in the Lord his God:


TRUST in the LORD always.

Proverbs 3:5

King James Version

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 

and lean not unto thine own understanding.


In truth, if you are born again, being instructed by SPIRIT, you will know GOD's stand on money.

Matthew 6:24

King James Version

24 No man can serve two masters: 

or either he will hate the one, and love the other; 

or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.


To know more about the latest financial and crypto scandal that rocked world finance, you can view it here.


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