Health and Wealth

Based on the story in Luke 16:19-31

Health and wealth – right or wrong? Oh dear, what can I say?

To be politically correct or to accept a worthwhile pay?

Are people really down on wealth or are they down on greed?

For wealth is what you do with it, it’s where you sow your seed.

It isn’t what you have on hand,  it’s where you place your trust.

Faith’s father, Abraham, was rich but he was also just.

Justified by faith, he was a man who welcomed strangers

And fought to save  his nephew Lot from very frightening dangers

God blessed him for his faith, you see, he had a soul that prospered.

He must have been in good shape too, for much, we know, he wandered.

He wasn’t chasing money, he was following after God.

Though far from perfect, in obedience his feet were shod.

He had health, but wasn’t lazy. He had wealth but no big barns.

Poor Lazarus was comforted in this man’s welcoming arms.

Unlike the rich man who refused to share his food with others,

Abraham was glad to treat his fellow men like brothers.

So is it wrong to have good health? Is it wrong to be rich?

It is if you are selfish, if you do not care a stitch

To help your suffering neighbor when you see that he’s in need.

Wealth isn’t wrong, it comes from God. What’s wrong, my friends, is greed!

 

 

Author: wingandprayer

Writer, Artist, Cartoonist Illustrator of "The Nail," "The Tree," and "The Vine," as well as "How Do You Hide a Dinosaur?", books by Peg Stormy Bradley Author of "Pirates, Trees and Spelling Bees" as well as numerous unpublished healing tracts

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