Integrity


Better the poor whose walk is blameless
than the rich whose ways are perverse.
Proverbs 28:6

Humanity in general has committed the grave error of equating personal success with the ability to accumulate wealth. The rich are always viewed with admiration and they have become idols and models whose conduct many want to imitate. No one is concerned if the rich happens to be dishonest or lacks values ​​and principles, all that matters is how much money he has been able to accumulate and how one could achieve the same “success” that he has achieved. The problem is not the money or the amount of it that one may have. The problem is that we let ourselves be trapped by the glitter of gold and the illusion of the many things that we could get if we had large amounts of it. The problem comes when our lives are captivated and dominated by the love of money and we lose all scruple and all sense of decency in order to seek and accumulate enough treasure for us to live “the good life.”

The apostle Paul said it very clearly: “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” [1]

Let us be aware lest we fall into the subtle trap that the world puts us in our path to have us caught in its nets. As children of God we must trust in God’s providence and the love he has clearly demonstrated to us all. We will never lack anything because God will always supply us with abundance. Let us not focus on money but on the goodness of God and his infinite love. Seek his face and he will honor our attitude of respect and obedience to him with rich blessings.To God alone be the glory!

[1] 1 Timothy 6:9-10
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