Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Monday, May 11, 2009

The definition of rich (part 1)

12 ways in which the world defines wealth:
  1. Big house
  2. Expensive cars
  3. Thousands of dollars in the bank
  4. Thousands, even millions of dollars in investments
  5. Expensive furniture
  6. The ability to regularly eat at expensive restaurants
  7. Expensive clothes
  8. Fancy jewelry (Bling!)
  9. Vacation homes
  10. The ability to travel the globe as your heart desires
  11. Expensive toys - motorcycles, boats, RVs, etc.
  12. The latest and greatest technology - iPhone, iPod, home theater system, laptops, etc.
In the world's eyes, the accumulation of stuff and indulging in selfish desires becomes the focus of life. In my next post, I'll address the Biblical perspective of wealth.

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. (Ecclesiastes 5:10)

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