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    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Friday, July 5

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    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Do not toil to gain riches.[/FONT] —[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Prov. 23:4.[/FONT]
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    Satan has seduced innumerable
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] people into looking to material[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] things to provide security. Money,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]possessions, and high-paying[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] jobs may seem to deliver advantages.[/FONT]
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    What do material things
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] deliver, though, when health[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] fails, when the economy crumbles,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]or when a natural disaster[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] strikes? What do they deliver[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] when people feel empty inside,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]in need of purpose, direction,[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] and answers to life’s deeper questions?[/FONT]
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    What relief can they deliver
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] in the face of death? If we[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] look to material things to fill[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]spiritual needs, we will be disappointed.[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] Material possessions[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] do not deliver; they are unrealities.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]In the long run, they cannot[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] even provide physical security,[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] for they have no lasting effect[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]on the present brevity of human[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] life or the likelihood of sickness[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] and death.[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] (Prov. 23:5)[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] How much[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]more real, then, is our God, Jehovah![/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] Only in a strong relationship[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] with him can we find genuine security.[/FONT]
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    The scripture at Ecclesiastes 7:11,12 comes to mind:

    "Wisdom along with an inheritance is good and is advantageous for those seeing the sun. For wisdom is for a protection [the same as] money is for a protection; but the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom itself preserves alive its owners."

    It's important to get the right balance.

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    Just adding to the previous post about Ecclesiastes 7:11,12 (with emphasis on words in red):

    “Wisdom along with an inheritance is good and is advantageous for those seeing the sun. For wisdom is for a protection [the same as] money is for a protection; but the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom itself preserves alive its owners.â€￾

    The way I see this scripture is that wisdom is a protection and money is also a protection. Wisdom and money are tools – it depends on how those tools are used. They are a means to an end. The Bible does not state that having money is a bad thing, it says it is a protection.

    The scripture at 1 Timothy 6:10 is often misquoted as “money is the root of all evil.â€￾ The scripture actually says: “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things etc.â€￾ When a person becomes ENSLAVED to money, then they have a problem.

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