How Do You Use What You Have?

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“How Do You Use What You Have?” by Kirk Hunt

 

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:   For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

Proverbs 22:22–23 KJV

 

Everything legal is not correct or moral.  Segregation was once legal in the United States.  Education and literacy is not legal for everyone in the world today.

 

What the oppressors do not seem to understand is the price they pay when they oppress.  God Himself guards the poor and helpless.  His omniscient eye sees.  Eventually, His omnipotent hand moves.

 

Wealth and power have their place.  I certainly want them.  1 Timothy 6:10 does not criticize money directly.  Instead, Scripture condemns loving money so much that you do the wrong thing(s).

 

Money, influence and capitalism will not soon be outlawed in the world.  Nor should they.  Scripture commands you to use your wealth and influence with justice and fairness.  Do you?

 

God watches.  His blood boils when His little ones are oppressed.   Eventually, He moves against those who perpetrate injustice.

 

The more you have, the easier it is to oppress and mistreat others.  The more you have, the easier it is to act to benefit those around you, and still make a profit.  What does God see when you use your wealth and influence?

 

Think:            Justice and fairness please God.  How do I use my wealth and influence?

 

Pray:              “Lord, help me to use my wealth and influence with justice and fairness.”

 

 

Copyright © September 2012, Kirk Hunt

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