When Jesus warns us not to store up treasures on earth, it’s not just because wealth might be lost; it’s because wealth will always be lost. Either it leaves us while we live, or we leave it when we die. No exceptions….Realizing its value is temporary should radically affect our investment strategy…. According to Jesus, storing up earthly treasures isn’t simply wrong. It’s just plain stupid.
Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm and not in a clenched fist.
If we believe heaven to be our country, it is better for us to transmit our wealth thither, than to retain it here, where we may lose it by a sudden removal.
The marvelous thing about spiritual wealth is that when we take our part in that, everyone else is blessed; whereas if we refused to be partakers, we hinder others from entering into the riches of God.
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.
Riches may leave us while we live, we must leave them when we die.
There are two ways to be rich in life: have what you want or want what you have.
He is a poor man who can only measure his wealth in dollars.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Peace is a fruit of the Spirit, not a byproduct of accumulated wealth.
Material wealth is either a window through which we see God or a mirror in which we see ourselves.
Prosperity inebriates men, so that they take delights in their own merits.
Comte De Rivarol
The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it.
Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
You can never be too rich or too thin. (for contrast).
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become.
Where riches hold the dominion of the heart, God has lost His authority.
The deep and dark tragedy of affluence is how it takes away curiosity, how it accepts the world as it is, how it conforms to the talking points of empire and Pharaohs.
In 2008 the CEO of Walmart made as much in one hour as many of his full-time employees made in a year. Are some people really worth that much more than others? We would most likely say no, but our economy says otherwise. We talk about the immorality of the poor but never the wealthy, and this is very much on purpose.
The type of man most likely to grow very, very rich is the type of man least likely to enjoy it.
The soul is a spiritual thing, riches are of an earthly extract, and how can these fill a spiritual substance? How man does thirst after the world, but, alas, it falls short of his expectation. It cannot fill the hiatus and longing of his soul.
John D. Rockefeller
The poorest man I know is the man who has nothing but money.
Religion begat prosperity and the daughter devoured the mother.
And so it is that when a man walks along a road, the lighter he travels, the happier he is; equally, on this journey of life, a man is more blessed if he does not pant beneath a burden of riches.
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