Mortality of Work and Wealth

“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer”

Most of us have no doubt heard that saying, but do we ever stop to think on the meaning? I believe it is saying the more the rich gain the more the poor loses. Now I don’t know if that is all one-hundred percent true, but I do know this. It is not wrong for the rich to have a lot of money. Many worked very hard to get that money, others gained it through their inheritance. Who are we to tell them that they can’t have the money that was promised to them? It is not our place. And even if they did not work hard and earn that money, someone in their family did. So, is it immoral for some people to have more money than others? Absolutely not. There are several reasons the poor are poor, almost none are the effect of laziness. The poor work hard too, and there could be hundreds of reasons why they have less money. One would be they didn’t have the opportunity that the rich did, like college for an example. Others didn’t want or long for the life of luxury, they where happy where they were. It shouldn’t matter to the world how much money you have or what your social status is, but sadly it does. You are treated differently depending on how much money you have, but that does not mean it is unjust for some to have more wealth than others. Your future is what you make it. No one else has power over your decisions, you can’t give up because life is unfair, that will never change, but you get up and you move on. Make the most of what you got, and never let the world tell you that you can’t do it.

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  1. Interesting read…somewhat true from one pair of spects…though if we add love, then a rich (money wise) can be very poor & vice-versa…what I’m saying is that it depends on how we look at the rich & poor…although I do agree with you upto a certain point…status wise on the eyes of common person

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  2. Interesting post here friend. Truly hard work is important, but let us be honest, a lot of people work hard. Whether they love their jobs or not, people show up to jobs they hate and work hard anyway for money. The issue is that people who want to work to live find themselves living to work, with insufficient work-life balance and lots of worries. These things happen to a lot of people and it is something that is worth talking about. Nevertheless, hard work is important, it is important to love the process too. Enjoy the work you do, find ways to have fun while you work, so that you can love the work you do. Another dimension to money is the spiritual aspect to it. God does bless people with abundance. Whenever we think of God, we like to think of the 10 commandments, hell fire, etc. but there is a lot to God, God does bless people with money and there is nothing shady about it.

    The Bible says in Proverbs 10:22
    The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

    Proverbs 22:4 says
    The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.

    God says in Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    The Bible says in Deuteronomy 8:18
    You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

    However, wealth from God comes from obedience to him. God sees the future, he knows the business venture you would get into that would simply waste your time. He knows everything. So, it is through guidance that he would lead you to your place of goodness. However, God is not short-sighted and he sees the entire picture, wealth is not just about material things but also growth, progress, stability etc. In addition, God knows your relationship with him is important, so he helps you to work on that first.

    My point is, work hard, but also pray to God. Pray to God to lead you to where your hard work will bring profit. Pray for divine guidance from God.

    To anyone interested, If you want more information on how to connect with God, I have a post on it here:

    https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/how-to-build-a-relationship-with-god/ 

    You can check out the blog post above. If the information is too overwhelming for you, then you can start slow and work your way up gradually. If you want to stay updated and you want more posts from me, you can follow my blog. I post about God, faith and Christian Spirituality.If you ever need to talk, then send me a message on the “Contact” section of my page.

    May God’s blessing be with you, Amen. 🙂

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