Nothing wrong with being prosperous.

There is nothing wrong with being prosperous, eating fine foods, etc., but not at the neglect of any concern for those afflicted with the fatal disease of sin. This was the sin of the rich man whom Jesus speaks of in Luke 16:1–3. This was the sin of Laodicean church, which thought that it was rich and in need of nothing (see Rev. 3:19). How this describes the contemporary church, which is self-indulgent and has little concern for the unsaved.

Amos 6:4

Who lie on beds of ivory,

Stretch out on your couches,

Eat lambs from the flock

And calves from the midst of the stall;

5 Who sing idly to the sound of stringed instruments,

And invent for yourselves musical instruments like David;

6 Who drink wine from bowls,

And anoint yourselves with the best ointments,

But are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

7 Therefore they shall now go captive as the first of the captives,

And those who recline at banquets shall be removed.

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One Response to Nothing wrong with being prosperous.

  1. Elizabeth K. Jennings says:

    If that doesn’t describe today’s society, I don’t know what does!! And the thing is, it isn’t just the rich and prosperous who are doing this. Even the common man lives only for his own pleasure and desires, ignoring the needs of his neighbors and the homeless. Those who can, don’t; and those who can’t, but want to, feel bad and guilty for not being able to. But, they pray — if that’s all they can give, they give it all they can! Their prayers are powerful and acceptable to God, because they come from their hearts, out of real concern for those in need — out of a heart and soul blessed by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, they pray fervently that those who are able will give without restraint, and with true gratitude for the blessing of God that enables them to be able to give. I’ve often been in that position, and those are the prayers I have prayed. I’ll never know if they were successful, but I know God knows, and that’s all that matters to me!

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