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Getting rich quick… Money, Power &Pleasure (Part 1)

Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have. – Hebrews 13:5

Some few months’ back I spoke to a young man who was awaiting his turn for an interview with a seasoned company. I asked him ‘what would he prefer, money or peace of mind?’ He responded what good is peace of mind if you don’t have money. If you have money in this era you have everything, he emphasized.
This is one of the many deceptions that have diverted the attention of the youth from God to Money. Indeed, money itself is good because that is the means of exchange but the Bible warns us against the love of it.
Just recently a colleague told me he accompanied his friends to the conference center on a programme dubbed ‘how to get rich quick’. He said the speaker told them of many dubious means to get money so that they would be accepted in the society. Who told you getting rich will make you acceptable?
Ecclesiastes 5:10 says whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.
People have adopted schemes like High Risk Work, Bank Robbery, the internet way (sakawa), marry rich, ritual money etc just to be accepted in a deceptive environment. There is nothing like short way to success in Life. There is no elevator to success you have to take the steps.
Luke 3:14“Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.”

The youth are anger to get rich just for power and pleasure. At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures thinking that we nee to fit into the society by these passions.
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.- James 4:3

The Bible says there will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God- having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
Galatians 5:19-21 says Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
By Samuel Mantey
Twitter: SamuelMantey


May 29, 2012 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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