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Re: What does the Scripture teach about riches, wealth and prosperity?

Psalm 112:1-3  Praise Yahweh! Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, Who delights greatly in His commandments.2His descendants will be mighty on earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed.3Wealth and riches will be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

Wealth- H1952 הוֹן hôn BDB Definition: 1) wealth, riches, substance 1a) wealth 1b) price, high value 2) enough, sufficiency

Riches H6239 עֹשֶׁר ʽôsher BDB Definition: 1) wealth, riches

Proverbs 8:17-21 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me.18Riches and honor are with me, Enduring riches and righteousness.19My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver.20I traverse the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice, 21That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries.

Wealth/Substance-H3426 יֵשׁ yêsh BDB Definition: 1) being, existence, substance, there is or are 1a) substance 1b) existence 1c) there is or are

Proverbs 13:18-23 Poverty and shame come to a person who ignores discipline, but whoever pays attention to constructive criticism will be honored. 19A fulfilled desire is sweet to the soul, but turning from evil is disgusting to fools.20Whoever walks with wise people will be wise, but whoever associates with fools will suffer.21Disaster hunts down sinners,but righteous people are rewarded with good.22Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the wealth of sinners is stored away for a righteous person.23When poor people are able to plow, there is much food, but a person is swept away where there is no justice. GW

 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

A good man causeth sons’ sons to inherit, and laid up for the righteous is the sinner’s wealth. YLT

Wealth-H2428 חַיִל chayil BDB Definition: 1) strength, might, efficiency, wealth, army 1a) strength 1b) ability, efficiency 1c) wealth 1d) force, army

Luke 16:1-13  He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods.2So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’3“Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.4I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.’5“So he called every one of his master’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’6And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ So he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’7Then he said to another, ‘and how much do you owe?’ So he said, ‘a hundred measures of wheat.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’8So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.9“And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.10He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.11Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?13“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

Wasted-G1287 διασκορπίζω diaskorpizō Thayer Definition: 1)to scatter abroad, disperse, to winnow 1a) to throw the grain a considerable distance, or up into the air, that it may be separated from the chaff 1b) to gather the wheat, freed from the chaff into the granary 1c) to winnow grain

Mammon- G3126 μαμμωνᾶς mammōnas Thayer Definition: 1) mammon 2) treasure 3) riches (where it is personified and opposed to God)

Note: Upon closer examination of this passage, I am persuaded that it has been grossly misquoted and taken out of context on more than one occasion, and that for the purpose of talking about the love of money and the things money buys.

In context, this story reveals the true nature of the heart of the unjust steward who was wasting his master’s goods by dealing unjustly in the way he was doing business with others. When it came down to answering to the master for his wasteful and irresponsible stewardship, he was commended for how he rectified and settled with those whom he had dealt wrongly. It is obvious to me that Yahweh is the master in this story, and we are the stewards of His business in planet earth. The question is, will be just and responsible stewards, or will our stewardship be removed because we were unjust and irresponsible stewards? I think that it is important to understand that even if we have not always been good stewards, that our stewardship can be restored by being honest and dealing squarely with others. We also need to understand that if we have not been faithful in what is what is another mans, who will give us what is our own?

11Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

This above passage of Scripture indicates that the true riches will never be entrusted to you unless you are a good steward of unrighteous mammon.

The unjust steward loved skimming profits and taking advantage of people more than he loved, honored and respected his master, and it cost him his place in his master’s business. While he was commended in the end the story does not reveal as to whether his stewardship was restored or not.

Deuteronomy 8:18 “And you shall remember Yahweh your Elohim, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Wealth-H2428 חַיִל chayil BDB Definition: 1) strength, might, efficiency, wealth, army 1a) strength 1b) ability, efficiency 1c) wealth 1d) force, army

We must remember that Yahweh gives us power to obtain wealth, and the wealth of this world is being stored up for His sons and family?