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Treasure Digest: Not Even Solomon

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Not Even Solomon

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Even with all the resources at Solomon's disposal, there's no way he could have competed with today's plethora of entertainment options. Today thousands of musicians, actors and athletes are all at our beck and call (through the remote control).

Middle class people today live far better than most kings throughout history. So maybe we should take another look at the warnings in the Bible addressed to the rich (such as Matthew 6:19-21, 24; Luke 6:24; 18:24; 1 Timothy 6:9-10; Revelation 3:17).

Consider James 5:1-6. Though James knew that gold and silver do not rust, he used descriptive phrases to show how quickly the wealth we trust spoils and corrodes, and how it can corrode our character if we let it.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21).