“He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.” Deuteronomy 8:17-18
Show me a self made man and I will show you a lucky fool. Joseph- Anthony: Green.
I have met many who like to brag that they are self made men or women. Funny thing is that in the end the majority of them end their lives pennie less and going from living in a mansion to living on the streets.
To say that we are self made is arrogant and rude to Jehovah.
It is by Jehovahs grace that you have become successful and it is for a reason other than self serving. It is to use that wealth for His purposes.
This does not refer just to finances.
If you have been gifted with being an accomplished musician than use that talent to help underprivileged children. If you are a gifted painter use that talent to help give confidence to the underprivileged.
As well, yes use the money wisely to help the disadvantaged.
That does not mean to foolishly give money to souls in these third world countries that breed like rabbits and expect us to support them because they are too lazy to work.
The same goes for the welfare bums in the western countries that are too lazy to work but expect to receive hand outs like it is owed to them.
Jehovah has blessed each and every one of us with a talent and it is our duty to prayfully request He send us where He wants us to be to do the work He has prepared for us to do with that talent. Then to obediently obey Him.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.1 Peter 4:10 New International Version
Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) bless me with the wisdom to utilize the talent You have blessed me with in Your way and in the place You have prepared for me to humbly serve You. I submissively request this in the name of Your most talented son Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.