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    Sharon
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    “As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.”
    II Corinthians 8:15

    To me this meant God gives exactly what is needed, our daily needs. No abundance or shortage, in all things. In II Kings it says, “And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.”

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    Gary
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    This is why Jesus rebuked the young man who wanted Jesus to tell his brother to divide his inheritance. “Beware of covetousness.” “Thou shalt not covet” is one of the Ten Commandments. Yet, look at how far our society has drifted from obeying these simple commands. Instead of encouraging everyone to turn to God for their daily needs, we have a welfare system that steals from the haves and gives to the have-nots. Instead of every man and woman being responsible to God for their lives and for their daily needs, many are taught to covet what others have, elect government officials to steal what others have, and redistribute the wealth. The system takes God out of the picture, and fails to recognize spiritual qualities as our substance.

    This is not a political issue; it is a question of proper governance; whether our human government mirrors God’s government or whether it is governed by human greed, envy, and other false beliefs. We are on dangerous ground when we, individually or collectively, covet what others have and turn to a human government, rather than God, for our daily needs.

    #748
    DaleW
    Participant

    Thank you for these posts. I love the lesson of the prodigal son, where the father says, “Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.” (Luke 15:31) Recognizing God as the only source of good, ever present, supplying all His children’s needs is vital. And how much better is the prospect for all, when we look to an infinite, eternal source!

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    Susanne
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    “Instead of encouraging everyone to turn to God for their daily needs, we have a welfare system that steals from the haves and gives to the have-nots. Instead of every man and woman being responsible to God for their lives and for their daily needs, many are taught to covet what others have, elect government officials to steal what others have, and redistribute the wealth. The system takes God out of the picture, and fails to recognize spiritual qualities as our substance.”

    Absolutely! It should be noted that the current system provides a welfare system not only to the poor, but also to the rich in the form of loopholes and subsidies. If the schools were allowed to teach the true lessons of life from the Bible–thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not covet–it would take care of both forms of welfare!

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