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Covetness of Money

Monday, March 30, 2009 2 comments

Ecclesiastes 5:9-10

"Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them? The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep."

This reminds me of game shows. Such as Deal or No Deal, where a contestant has already earned a lot of money, yet continues to risk it all for more. Or Wheel of Fortune, the answer is obvious, but they keep spinning the wheel to try and add their winnings only to end up spinning on bankrupt.

It is easy to sit back in your chair watching them on television and criticize. But,would you make the humble and content decisions? Better yet, how do you react to your own finances? (That is a rhetorical question, I do not expect people to comment about personal matters.)

2 comments: to “ Covetness of Money so far...

  • MikeT March 31, 2009 at 12:52 PM
     

    And that is why greed, not ambition, is a vice. Greed makes people incapable of being rational and weighing the odds. I've seen numerous family members burned on the stock market because they were too greedy to sell when it was safe, but too lazy to keep track of their stocks on a weekly basis.

    I think the fine line between greed and ambition is where you become so single-minded in your pursuit that you stop being rational.

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