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Question and Answer

As Christians, how should we handle material wealth in this life?

Material wealth in itself is neither sinful nor morally wrong. Indeed, in the Bible, a number of God’s choice servants were wealthy people: Abram (Gen. 13:2), Job (Job 1:1–3), Lydia (Acts 16:14–15). But at the same time, we must remind ourselves that wealth and the abundance of possessions are not the essence of life. Only Jesus can satisfy! As Christ followers, the men and women whom the Lord has blessed with the abundance of material things have the responsibility before the Lord to steward their wealth wisely for the glory of God and for His kingdom (1 Tim. 6:17–19). We should be thankful for wealthy followers of Christ who invest their wealth in the kingdom of God by giving to their local churches, supporting full-time Christian workers, and partnering with ministries that practice and proclaim God’s Word.

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