Wall Street Made Charles Murphy Successful

Wall Street Made Charles Murphy Successful

Wall Street Made Charles Murphy Successful and Rich, but Happiness Eluded Him

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Despising The Dollar

No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.

You cannot serve both God and Money.

~ Jesus, the Son of God

Please forgive me, but following Jesus cannot be reduced to 30 second posts.

Therefore, this post must be understood that it is the shallow end of the wading pool and both those in the world and the church at large will highly be offended by even this 30 seconds of writing.

Wealth is dangerous, and the pursuing of wealth is very dangerous. This is why the rich must be talked to in straight, clear commands. Honest disciples following Jesus must “command” the rich to be generous if they are to save their souls. (A Bill Gates charity is not being generous in Jesus) Without this mature spiritual fellowship with others walking the narrow road wealth destroys all who even look at it. Money creates a powerful delusion and is as strong as any narcotic.

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. Grace be with you.   (1 Timothy 6:17-21)

Lesson: “Command” is repeated twice but the required part is that those who are doing the commanding be spiritual and know what it means to both, hate and despise money in their lives.1“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. (Matthew 6:24)This is why Timothy is warned to guard the Truth by the power of the Holy Spirit lest he fall into a sinful trap.

Well, that’s enough offense of the cross for now as this article represents the death of a poor soul.2Brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished. (Galatians 5:11)

Warning: To hate and despise money one must “flee” and “pursue” : “fight” and “take hold”. To be qualified to command the rich is no easy, soft-headed preachy matter. As I said, a 30 second post is not gonna cut this topic into usable pieces.

  • People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:9-12)


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Charles Murphy used to walk home through New York City’s Central Park to his 19-room townhouse for dinner with his family. Last year, he began voicing worries about money to his boss, hedge-fund billionaire John Paulson, who often joined him along the way.

At 56 years old, Mr. Murphy had a net worth in the tens of millions of dollars. He entered Columbia University at 16 and later earned law and business degrees at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

On Wall Street, he had a ringside seat to some of the biggest financial events of the past 20 years, from the 1990s merger boom to the dot-com bust to the Bernard Madoff scandal and the travails of American International Group Inc. He made millions of dollars at banks and investment firms in New York and London, despite his share of setbacks.

During those walks, though, Mr. Paulson found himself trying to reassure Mr. Murphy, according to a person who knew both men, offering reminders of all he had accomplished. “You don’t need to worry,” Mr. Paulson would say.

Mr. Murphy was blessed with a commanding presence and boundless ambition. Yet his concerns over maintaining the life he had created for himself, his wife, Annabella, and their three young sons consumed him. The very qualities that helped him build a fortune were no match for his fear of losing it.

“In his mind, he had worries,” said Belén Hormaeche, a close friend of Mr. Murphy and his wife. “But it was all in his mind.”

Mr. Paulson, who eulogized Mr. Murphy last Monday, sought to explain his apparent suicide to friends and family during a funeral service in New York.

“The mind can play tricks with oneself, distorting reality,” Mr. Paulson said. “No matter how much those close to him tried to help, and no one tried more than Annabella, Charles could not see a path forward…his mind created a trap from which he couldn’t escape.”