Sunday, August 4, 2013

Wealth Corrupts

Today I read Proverbs 28 and I really liked the phrase that he who hasteth to be rich has an evil eye.  To me the meaning is clear, if our focus is on getting rich, then we have we are focusing on the wrong things.  It is not a bad thing to be rich, if we can handle it, most of us can't.  It's like power, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely the old saying goes.  So it is with wealth.  A poor man is a very different creature than a rich man.  Wealth is a disease that has no cure.  There are people in this world that earn millions of dollars annually and yet feel they don't have enough money.  It makes those of us that struggle to make ends meet sick.  But the reason those wealthy individuals don't have enough money is because they are living beyond their means.  No matter how much money one has, we have to make sure we are living within our means and not over extending ourselves.  When we are out of debt and don't owe anyone in this world anything it is a wonderful feeling.  It is one that all of us should strive for.  Until tomorrow.

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