Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Money god Is Getting Hammered -- More to Come???

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death...He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage...He who oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he who gives to the rich, will surely come to poverty...A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, and does not consider that poverty will come upon him. --- Proverbs 11:4, 28; 22:16; 28:22

Just like watching worms on the proverbial hot skillet -- see the people in finance circles scrambling like crazy! The mighty Fed again has reduced interest rates -- the president is now talking of an even "bigger" stimulus package and is in discussion with congressional leaders as to what can be done QUICKLY to end this financial chaos. Markets elsewhere in the world are "hemorrhaging" so it seems and the dollar is being battered everywhere!

But they won't ever learn -- greed has been running amok for a long time in this world and persons with great wealth and power seemed to have been on a roll -- maybe the time has come when the Creator of this universe is saying that this game of greed has gone on long enough and it's time to end it.

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. --- James 5:1-5

If that should be the case, then all human efforts to "shore up" financial markets throughout the world will be in vain -- one thing sure, the god of money, which has its tentacles securely wrapped around huge numbers of people, will be brought down eventually.

When we refuse to make Almighty God first place in our lives and refuse to honor Him with words, actions, and especially our use of material gain, then we are in for consequences we cannot even begin to imagine. Consider what the foremost Authority on human behavior had to say about this thing called money:

Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!" And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, "Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." --- Mark 10:23-25

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