The Bible teaches moderation. I came across this in Proverbs.
(Proverbs 30:7-9 KJV) Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.Notice the balance. We live in a culture that has made it possible for common people to work hard at low level jobs and still earn enough to support their families in comfort and security. They may not have as much as they want but where else could someone putting bolts on a car live in their own home and hope to send their kids to college. We were recently talking to a waitress in a family restaurant who owned her own home. Only in America. Only in a country with Bible based Middle Class Morality.
Do we have extreme wealth? Do we have extreme poverty? Yes. I lost my rose colored glasses long ago. I also read this weak about a famous, successful personality who committed suicide. He had it all and killed himself. Obviously he had not accepted Middle Class Morality.
Viva la middle class morality.
To be continued...
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