Better a little with the fear of the LORD
than great wealth with turmoil.
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love
than a fattened calf with hatred.
Proverbs 15:16 - 17
It is hard not to notice that in our country, we are blessed. Sure, there is somewhat of a problem with our economy at the moment, but a candid look at the history of the U.S.A. will show that we are, most certainly, blessed. And that should serve as a great caution to us. Often times the Lord used wealth (or the lack thereof) as a refining agent... something designed to purge impurities from our lives.
Here are a few things to ask yourself regarding wealth:
1. Do I see my "net worth" as being on wall street, or in Christ?
2. Am I being a good steward with what the Lord has entrusted to me?
3. Am I being generous with what the Lord has blessed me with?
4. Am I seeking to be a blessing?
All a man's ways seem innocent to him,
but motives are weighed by the LORD.