Wall Street Made Charles Murphy Successful
Wall Street Made Charles Murphy Successful and Rich, but Happiness Eluded Him[reference article below] __________________________________________________________________
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.1This 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.2
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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