“There is a great divide between the poor and the rich, in which greed will never supply a proper solution of enlightenment.” ~ Jon Barnes
Becoming rich is a good thing, but typically ends up in tragedy because you can lose your first love in God. It is required that the rich take great care of the poor, working class, and helpless. We are not doing such a great job at this! Choose the best options for all parties involved and let the love of God reign in your decision process.
Big business has enslaved the working class, minimized small towns, and small business because they have monopolized the system, corrupted the ways of good economic policies, and paid their friends to look the other way. God sees it all and will repay the rich who practice these crooked policies, since we all will die, soon to account for our lifestyles.
There is this huge wedge between resources, common sense spending, an absolute waste of manpower, and time when we look at all aspects of functions in our cultures. We build things like Pharaoh in the story of The Ten Commandment and we control the housing market like Mr. Potter in the movie It’s A Wonderful Life. These clear examples of evil thinking should aid in finding truthful, honest, solutions for humanity.
Did you keep, steal, or hide your brother’s wallet, wages, or saving because of your schemes, price gouging, with inferior services, products, and solutions?
Enjoy Today’s Reading
2 Chronicles 14
Early Years of Asa’s Reign
14 [a]When Abijah died, he was buried in the City of David. Then his son Asa became the next king. There was peace in the land for ten years. 2 [b]Asa did what was pleasing and good in the sight of the Lord his God. 3 He removed the foreign altars and the pagan shrines. He smashed the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah poles. 4 He commanded the people of Judah to seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his law and his commands.5 Asa also removed the pagan shrines, as well as the incense altars from every one of Judah’s towns. So Asa’s kingdom enjoyed a period of peace. 6 During those peaceful years, he was able to build up the fortified towns throughout Judah. No one tried to make war against him at this time, for the Lord was giving him rest from his enemies.
7 Asa told the people of Judah, “Let us build towns and fortify them with walls, towers, gates, and bars. The land is still ours because we sought the Lord our God, and he has given us peace on every side.” So they went ahead with these projects and brought them to completion.
8 King Asa had an army of 300,000 warriors from the tribe of Judah, armed with large shields and spears. He also had an army of 280,000 warriors from the tribe of Benjamin, armed with small shields and bows. Both armies were composed of well-trained fighting men.
9 Once an Ethiopian[c] named Zerah attacked Judah with an army of 1,000,000 men[d] and 300 chariots. They advanced to the town of Mareshah, 10 so Asa deployed his armies for battle in the valley north of Mareshah.[e] 11 Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God, “O Lord, no one but you can help the powerless against the mighty! Help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in you alone. It is in your name that we have come against this vast horde. O Lord, you are our God; do not let mere men prevail against you!”
12 So the Lord defeated the Ethiopians[f] in the presence of Asa and the army of Judah, and the enemy fled. 13 Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar, and so many Ethiopians fell that they were unable to rally. They were destroyed by the Lord and his army, and the army of Judah carried off a vast amount of plunder.
14 While they were at Gerar, they attacked all the towns in that area, and terror from the Lordcame upon the people there. As a result, a vast amount of plunder was taken from these towns, too. 15 They also attacked the camps of herdsmen and captured many sheep, goats, and camels before finally returning to Jerusalem.