The Dollar

You are here

The Dollar

Login or Create an Account

With a UCG.org account you will be able to save items to read and study later!

Sign In | Sign Up

×

There is wisdom in those words—our society runs on money. Living in poverty is nothing to be desired. God does not want people to suffer that way. Israel was to remember that it is God who gives us the power to get wealth, and it is not by total reliance on our own hands (Deuteronomy 8:17-18 Deuteronomy 8:17-18 [17] And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth. [18] But you shall remember the LORD your God: for it is he that gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
American King James Version×
). He gave that to Israel and King Solomon—but all with the understanding that they were to know Him, the source.

We go to school, learn a trade and work hard in order to make a good living and to leave something for our children. That is something God blesses us for doing (Proverbs 13:22 Proverbs 13:22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
American King James Version×
). Dollars can be a root of evil if we let them. The evil is not in the dollar, it is in the mind of the person. Serve God as your first goal, and He will bless you in every way (Malachi 3:10 Malachi 3:10Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, said the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
American King James Version×
).

You might also be interested in...

"That money talks / I'll not deny, / I heard it once: / It said, 'Goodbye.'"—...
Edmund Burke said, "If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our...