There are faux-furs, faux-leathers and faux-floors that can give you the look of the real thing, but that’s all they do – they give you the look without the reality! But of all the fauxs out there, perhaps the most fake is faux-prosperity.
Prosperity is a funny thing. Our level of prosperity can be determined by our self or it can be determined for us by someone else. Prosperous is real growth. Prosperity is only a frame of mind.
Reliability, dependability, and accountability all end like prosperity, but only prosperity changes, as reliability, dependability and accountability, by their nature, stay the same. In other words, only when prosperity is brought on by reliable, dependable and accountable ways is prosperity prosper-able. All other prosperity is faux – or fake and fleeting like snowflakes on a sunny day.
People love to talk about five-year highs in the stock market, but they do so while ignoring the fifty year low of morality!
The Psalmist of old said, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it…” (Psalm 127:1). If we forget this principle as a nation, as a family or as a church, we will live this principle as a nation, as a family or as a church. It is really that simple. If this doesn’t sink in then something’s going to fall in!
Many fine “houses” have been built through the millennia. Nations have watched economic houses, military houses, royal houses, and houses built of the finest materials go from being powerhouses of perceived prosperity to bubbles that popped in the blink of an eye.
Promising prosperity while building it upon faux-materials and a faux-morality is a faux pas that cannot be ignored faux-sure! EA
“And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”” (Luke 12:17-21)