Some churches and televangelists today teach that God wants all Christians to be financially wealthy. They teach that everyone who gives money to their ďanointedĒ ministers is guaranteed multiplication and proceeds returned to them. In the early church in Acts, this was not the focus. Everyone shared and gave freely but the focus was definitely not on getting money back. It is certainly scriptural to tithe 10 percent and expect God to bless the person who tithes. There is also nothing wrong with giving extra outside of tithing to worthy causes such as missions. And I believe God blesses the giver. But that is not what Iím talking about.
Scripture admonishes us to ďLet your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you haveÖĒ (He. 13:5). Greed is what I see wrong here. ďFor the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.Ē (1 Tim. 6:10). The doctrine of prosperity can and often does lead believers away from the faith. Christians often became overly focused on ďget richĒ schemes in the stock market or real estate too. Instead, they should focus on ďeternal wealthĒ which is the title of a song I wrote below.
Talkín on the street, some folks you meet.
They talk about stock thatís pre-IPO.
They say itís sweet, itíll beat the street.
But youíve got riches that they donít know.
No market crashes, no volatile stock.
No market crashes, youíve got the rock.
No low-yield bonds, youíve got the keys.
Itís eternal wealth without the fees.
No investment club, no hot stock, no IPO.
No margin calls, tips, no ecompany.
Your place is rented, you want to go.
You donít have a broker, canít pay the fees.
Your stockís invested where itíll never drop.
You just have Jesus; His gifts are all free.
Youíre fully vested with Jesus, and that wonít stop.
He said store money in Heaven for eternity.
Youíre storing your treasure in the sky.
Your carís running rough, and needs repair.
Youíre storing wealth thatíll satisfy.
The person next to you just bought some shares.
Youíve got your treasure in the sky.
Youíve got the wealth thatíll satisfy.
No market crashes, your stock wonít drop.
No market crashes, Godís love wonít stop.
Youíre vested in Heaven for eternity.
Youíre vested with Jesus, His gifts are free.
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