Real Wealth


Many people think they are wealthy when they’re not. It’s a strange thing. There was a program on television called “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” Have you seen it? A better name might be “The Lifestyles of the Rich and Foolish.”

Now, why do you think I’d make such a statement? Because I believe that money doesn’t make a man rich. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, said, “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity” (Ecclesiastes 5:10).

One day, a man of modest income said to a man who was very rich, “I have more than you have.” The rich man said, “How is that so?” He answered, “Because I have all I want, and you don’t.” A rich man is a poor man when he tries to find satisfaction in what he has. A rich man is a poor man when his wealth increases his worry.

If you set your goal to be wealthy, you’re going to have difficulty. When wealth is your goal, then money becomes your master rather than your servant.

God’s Word says, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21).