A Reasonable Living Standard
“The man who lays up treasure for himself. . .is not rich toward God” (Luke 12:21).
Although many Scriptures teach about the dangers of material riches, God’s Word does not teach that poverty is the alternative. God wants us to understand that money is a tool to use in accomplishing His plan through us.
Just having surplus does not mean that it’s all right to use it as we want. It is important to develop a lifestyle based on conviction—not circumstance.
Since there is no universal plan suitable for everyone, this must be a standard established among husband, wife, and God. Obviously, God will assign Christians at every economic level.
If God’s plan puts you in the upper level of income, there will be a purpose for the abundance and a ministry through it. But just having an abundance is not a sign of God’s blessings. Satan can easily duplicate any worldly riches.
God’s riches are without sorrow and for bringing others to salvation.
Living a disciplined lifestyle with an abundance is a much stronger witness than having the abundance ever could be.
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