Rich in God?

I have been doing a series of studies on Philippians, and wanted to take a quick look at money and why it is not a good idea to think that becoming a Christian makes you rich.  My observation would be that some people have a knack of accumulating wealth – others simply don’t.  Also, there are not that many Christians who are particularly wealthy.  Maybe I don’t know the right people!

If you wanted to understand the dangers behind the prosperity gospel – there are over 2000 scriptures dealing with money, but a lot of them are warnings rather than promises, then read this.  I would make the comment that few preachers would probably identify themselves WITH the prosperity gospel – I think it is more of a problem in developing countries.  I am always suspicious of preachers who talk more about money than about Jesus.

Out of interest I googled ‘get rich quick’ and was pleased to find this helpful post.

Finally (because of course you could spend all day researching a topic like this) I found a post looking at some scriptures on money, and you will find old favourites here . Who knows, perhaps you will find something new too.  Like most topics, it’s a timely reminder that the Bible is the best source of wisdom for daily life. If you wanted to catch up with my studies on Philippians, they’re on our church podcast.

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About stayingfaithful

I am looking for anything that relates to life and to a fuller life. I am bored by the normal and the natural and interested in the supernatural. There must be more than this. We were put on this earth for more than a nine to five prison, as someone said a few years ago.
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