Unsatisfying Prosperity

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Daily Reading: 2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23, 1 Corinthians 1:1-17, Psalm 27:1-6, Proverbs 20:20-21

Daily Verse: “An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.” Prov. 20:21

Unsatisfying prosperity.

Depending on the study, the research found 33-70% of lottery winners go bankrupt within 3-5 years. Gaining money quickly causes reckless spending. Greed desires more money, and leads to destructive behavior.

News4Jax feature article, Rip Up the Winning Ticket? 5 Reasons Why Winning the Lotter Can Destroy Lives, says 70% of lottery winners go bankrupt because:

  1. People will ask you for money.
  2. Become a target for crooks.
  3. Strained relationships.
  4. Guilt and boredom.
  5. Careless spending.

Scripture tells us the “LOVE of money is the root of all evil” (1 Tim. 6:10). Managing finances requires God’s help. Applying and obeying Biblical principles to our budget will keep us from falling prey to the mighty dollar allure. 

Instead of letting money control us, use God’s word to control it.

Lord, forgive us for letting the love of money come before You.  Give us the tools necessary to manage Your blessings well. Let us live prosperously as we follow You.  IJNIP. Amen

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