Dangers of wealth

“Well Off” is not always “Better Off”

Have you ever described someone by saying he or she was “well off” when it comes to their finances?

Have you ever realized how “well off” and “better off” can be two different things?

Some Christians have never made more money in their lifetime, but they have never given less of their means, they have never attended the church’s services less, they have never seen their family less, they have never prayed less, they have never studied the Bible less and their life has never reflected a more thank-less spiritual attitude than ever before!

This is partly why the apostle Paul said, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (1 Timothy 6:10)

Truth be told, “well off” does not necessarily mean “worse off” but it definitely does not always mean “better off” either! EA

Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God!” (Mark 10:23-24)