Do you believe wealth or poverty to be more beneficial to a good spiritual life, and why?
Thank you, Anonymous. But don't you think extreme poverty makes it difficult for a person to get to church or to share with one's neighbors? And aren't poor people often inclined to compromise their morals to gain even small amounts of money?
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
Poverty. Poverty can remind us how much we need God.
- paschal dLv 61 month ago
BE in the world but not of the world seek not retches or fame be not boastful and all shall be given unto you.
- MattLv 41 month ago
(3 John 1:2) Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
(Proverbs 10:15) The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
(Ecclesiastes 9:16) Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
(2 Corinthians 8:9) For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
(Deuteronomy 15:6) For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.
You can see through these few verses that poverty is a bad thing, and that God has promised us financial blessings and abundance in His Word!
God does however warn about putting your trust in money, and making it an idol!
(Matthew 6:24) No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
(1 Timothy 6:10) For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
I believe you could be the richest man in the world and not fall into the either of these categories and I also believe you could be very poor and fall into both of these categories.
King Solomon was a man after God and he was the richest person there ever was and ever will be!
- ArcherLv 71 month ago
Neither wealth nor poverty has impact upon spirituality. Spirituality is found within and not in that of others.
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- Special EPhexLv 71 month ago
Wealth and poverty are worldly matters that have little to nothing to do with living a good spiritual life. A genuine spiritual person is always spiritual despite worldly circumstances. Many people have the misconception that being "spiritual" is a result of what we "do" or "have". Spiritual life, fundamentally is a consequence of what we 'are' and have 'become', in which "doing and having" follow.
- Forrest ToneyLv 71 month ago
What ever it takes to become as humble as a little child
- Anonymous1 month ago
NO i have not been " CONVINCED" that WEALTH "OR " power to be "MORE" beneficial to a good " SPIRITUAL LIFE and WHY .... bit of a WORD SALAD begin with the question asking for a COMPARISON as in MORE .... yet the question FAILS to define the term SPIRITUAL LIFE " or DEMONSTRATION of a spiritual life .... doing some investigation one web page defines it as a broad CONCEPT a " sense " of connection to " SOMETHING" bigger than ourselves well if you FAIL to IDENTIFY the ..... " SOMETHING " a person can not make a comparison .....SOMETHING per oxford word use something a thing that is UNSPECIFIED or UNKNOWN a non rational exercise
RESPONSE the question asked NOTHING about CHURCH a PERSON can INTERACT with their neighbor or any person they have contact with in their daily LIFE school work entertainment ..... CHURCH word use is specific to CHRISTIANITY see a dictionary the response presented is ARROGANCE to PROP up Christianity and supremacy i interact with people regardless of their religion politics ethnicity .... in most cases have NO information on their religious affiliation ones possible OPINION that religion is NEEDED for human interaction is NOT VALIDATED .... many cultures and groups function well WITHOUT CHRISTIANITY or various RELIGION on a daily basis its DEMONSTRATED DAILY what facilitates human interaction is SECULAR HUMANISM a system of though attaching prime importance to HUMAN rather than devine or supernatural proposition ...... NOTE INTERACTIONS between PEOPLE ..... no gods or spirits have been demonstrated
as to because a person is POOR = COMPROMISE their MORALS perhaps one missed the last 4 YEARS ...... GREED of the RICH and to make their fellow rich to as TRUMP said after to tax cut to the 1 % i just made you RICHER but TRUMP and his followers may have had FEW moral standards ...... what is likely EACH person is a INDIVIDUAL there is no POOR more likely or rich more likely its INDIVIDUALS .... TODAY 86.3% of people are LITERATE for males its 90% and females 82.7 % there is NO NEED for CHURCH PEOPLE can read the Bible on their own and form groups without god propositions and write civil laws
- 1 month ago
Please don't complain now.
All are too late.
- ?Lv 61 month ago
A person has to be balanced. People can serve God acceptably whether they're wealthy or poor. Belief in his ability to take care of their needs is an important factor for anyone dedicated to serving God.
(Matthew 6:31-33) "So never be anxious and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or, ‘What are we to drink?’ or, ‘What are we to wear?’ 32 For all these are the things the nations are eagerly pursuing. Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you. "
- MogLv 71 month ago
Moderation is the key. The modern sense of the words “wealth and poverty” gives the impression of two extremes. Massive riches and absolute destitution. Neither are conducive to a healthy spiritual life. We must distinguish the theological difference between poverty and destitution. Poverty is not a lack of necessities, but a lack of luxury and the absence of vain glory. Destitution is a lack of necessities. Excessive wealth leads to greed, vain glory, inhumanity, rapacity, and excessive care for and obsession with one’s own worldly goods. Destitution leads to bitterness, envy, and sometimes even self-hatred which can lead to self-destructive behaviors.