Ezekiel 28:4 – 5 – ‘By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries. By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.’
It is so easy for us to grow proud. Even as wealthy Christians, wanting to impact the world in a positive way, we can grow proud of what we have achieved and acquired. God’s word warns against growing proud because of your wealth. We are warned against this, because it is easy to do!
Truthfully, we forget that our wealth happens because of God! It is God that provides us with wisdom and understanding that allows us to accumulate funds. He provides us with skills that we are able to use to earn. He also affords us opportunities to further develop these skills and so potentially earn more. Do not let your heart grow proud because of your wealth. Realise instead that it all came because God has blessed you. Realise too, that it can be taken away quicker than it was accumulated!
Because of Your Wealth and Your Heart for God
Think on what you can do because of your wealth and your heart for God. Let it be said that you were generous with your time and your finances. And why? Because of your heart for God and because of the wealth He blessed you with. Get your priorities straight. God will bless you because of this; so that you can go on to bless others.
Financial tip – research residual income options; there are many avenues where you can put in the work once, but gain the rewards many times over.
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