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  • Trent on Proverbs 10
    One needs to balance verse 22 with 1 Timothy 8:10-12, 17 it clearly says don't put your hope in wealth, but in God and he will richly bless you (maybe not in wealth though), and we are to also be 'rich' in good deeds we do for other people.

    I don't interpret this as God will reward us with money, but will richly bless us and provide us with everything we need. It says be content and don't worry and he'll provide, whether we are rich or poor. It's easier to go through an eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter heaven. A strong warning for people putting their faith in money. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil, the Bible says.

    So, I disagree with the 'health and wealth' doctrine that is being taught in some Christian churches. People get the wrong impression and start thinking they have sin in their life if they're not 100% health and not 100% wealthy, then feel guilt and shame unnecessarily. There are many godly people in the Bible that died young, tragically, had all kinds of problems, physically, and financially. (Paul and Job are examples). But god richly blessed his followers with all they needed.

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