TITLE: 4/29/2017 You Need To Make More Money
By Ken Ebright
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Believers who are poor should take pride that God has made them spiritually rich. Those who are rich should take pride that God has shown them that they are spiritually poor. The rich will die like a wild flower in the grass. The sun rises with burning heat and dries up the plants. The flower falls off, and its beauty is gone. In the same way the rich will die while they are still taking care of business. James 1: 9-11 (NCV)
“You need to be making more money,” said Jim who was my financial planner. Those were the words I heard have haunted me all of my adult life.
I was in my late twenties just beginning my career in TV production.
A few years ago I ran across the verse in James. It didn’t take away the sting I got from Jim’s words, but it made me feel a little better. In my mid to late thirties the Lord took away my career job. With the loss of vocation which became an idol in my life I had to turn my life back over to the Lord.
Today, I can say I am more spiritually strong. I read the Bible everyday and I live to serve him.
I may never be able to retire, Although, I am doing a lot better because the Lord has helped me cut my expenses.
I don’t need these earthly material possessions anyway. When I die they will end up in the dumpster. I just need to have the faith that he will help me monetarily, and even if He doesn’t. I can look forward to a home in heaven, where I don’t have to worry about living un a cardboard box under a bridge.
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