There was news article on the internet today headlined: “Billionaire flies family to Italy for one hour to buy ice cream”.
The article ended with the sentence: “Money is good.”
The prince of this world and his servants are working overtime to DECEIVE THE WHOLE WORLD into believing that only by having wealth and riches a person would have had a worthy lifetime. However, this is a complete LIE!
Our Lord, Savior and King Jesus Christ says: “[TAKE HEED, AND BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS]: for [A MAN’S LIFE CONSISTETH NOT IN THE ABUNDANCE OF THE THINGS WHICH HE POSSESSETH]” (Luke 12:15).
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? But [SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS]; and [ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU]” (Matthew 6:31).
Jesus also warns that we must not “Let the cares of this world, and the [DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES], and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word and it becometh unfruitful” (Mark 4:19).
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
“Woe unto you that are rich; for ye have received your consolation” (Luke 6:24). “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36-37).
“How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the Kingdom of God” (Luke 18:24).
James, the brother of Jesus said: “Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is an enemy of God” (James 4:4). “Hath not God chosen the [POOR OF THIS WORLD RICH IN FAITH], and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” (James 2:5).
“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the [DECEITFULNESS OF SIN]. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto [THE END]” (Hebrews 3:12-14).