This week and next we are going to be in Ecclesiastes 9 - "No one listens to a Poor Man". Nothing moves on planet earth without money. Try it!
Vs. 15 - 16 "Now there was found in it (a besieged city) a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man…the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard."
Poor Preachers, Poor Missionaries, Poor parents, teachers, professors, NO ONE listens to a POOR man! No influence, no power, no nothing!
Exodus 23:3 "Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause".
Since we are created in the image of God, then we are NOT created to be failures.
Isaiah 64:8 "But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand"
I Timothy 5:8 "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (still think it is not right for Christians to have money?)
Ecclesiastes 9:2 "All things come alike to all...the righteous and to the wicked, the clean and the unclean..."