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Is Your Pursuit of Money Robbing You Of Complete Fulfillment?
by David Hopkins
03/10/05
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Do you think it's acceptable for people to make
millions of dollars selling us and our kids on the
idea that pre-marital sex, adultery, idolatry,
sorcery, hatred, selfish ambitions, drunkenness and
things of this sort are O.K.?

I thought not, but these are the things we are most
likely to see on T.V. The new reality show craze is
even causing society to take a passive and some times
condoning look at sin, while making big bucks in the
process.

Proverbs 12:14 - There is a way which seemeth right
unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Let's take a quick look at what sin really is. It is
disobedience to any of the ten commandments of God, it
is evil or conspiring thoughts, and it is an offense
against someone else. Sin is what separates us from
God. This is something sinners and people who condone
sin never truly understand.

Isaiah 59:1-2 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not
shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy,
that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have
separated between you and your God, and your sins have
hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

God is more likely to listen to the people who obey
His commandments and keep his word than to people who
make excuses to sin, or condone others who sin. He is
also more likely to hear the complaints of the poor
and the oppressed than to the rich and famous.

Revelation 3:17 - Because thou sayest, I am rich, and
increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and
knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and
poor, and blind, and naked:

People who make a lot of money and become famous in
life tend to want or expect to be praised for their
accomplishments and soon get caught up in self worth
with the rest of society. They don't seem to
comprehend the fact that God is the owner and supplier
of everything each and everyone of us has or gets.
Instead of glorifying and acknowledging God most
people tend to want to pat themselves on the back when
receiving the praises of others.

Matthew 6:24 - No man can serve two masters: for
either he will hate the one, and love the other; or
else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

In the particular verse above mammon means a
personification of wealth and avarice as an evil
spirit, which means there is a certain obsession
you can have with money that will make it your God.

What's more when we get money and fame it becomes easy
for us to distract ourselves from the really important
things like serving God and helping the needy.
Instead, we tend to indulge ourselves in sexual
pleasures or expensive purchases, and even more than
usual because it seems like the quick and easy way to
get our minds off of our troubles whenever they arise.

Every one of us can see that some of the most rich and
famous people in the world are also the most confused
workers of iniquity. We can also tell that these are
the people that most of us and our kids may tend to
idolize because we think they "got it made" by being
so rich and famous. Particularly, entertainers like
actors, rappers, singers and sports stars who we
always see on T.V.

But in reality they are lost souls covering their
troubles with indulgences. It's not wise to want to be
like them and we shouldn't condone our kids wanting to
be like them either.

I'm not saying its a bad thing to be rich I'm just
saying that money should be the furthest thing from
our minds if we really call ourselves wanting to be
happy.

Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness; and all these things shall be
added unto you.

The point is simply this, if you go out of your way to
serve and please God (especially threw hard times) He
will bless you exceedingly and abundantly above and
beyond all that you could ever ask for or even think
about.

And this is not limited to just money, but also love,
health and success just to name a few.

David Hopkins is a "Christian Article Writer" who
specializes in helping people remember to glorify
God in everything that they do, so they don't miss
out on any of His wonderful blessings.

David Hopkins is a "Christian Article Writer" who
specializes in helping people remember to glorify
God in everything that they do, so they don't miss
out on any of His wonderful blessings.

David Hopkins is a "Christian Article Writer" who
specializes in helping people remember to glorify
God in everything that they do, so they don't miss
out on any of His wonderful blessings.

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Lura Langenback 10 Mar 2005
Your article is right to the point. It is also bringing out another thing that the Lord has been talking to me about. Desensitizing. We are getting desensitized to things we see every day. I DO think that pursuit of money, if that is all one does, is robbing a person of fulfillment because it is never enough. The Lord is ALWAYS enough! Thank you!




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