Wealthy Men

He (Job) had seven sons and three daughters. His estate included 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very large number of servants. Job was the greatest man among all the people of the east. Job 1:2-3 HCSB

USA Today reports, “Bill Gates is back on top of the world again. Or at least on top of the list of the world’s richest people, where your net worth has to be well above $55 billion to be in the club. Gates is co-founder of tech giant Microsoft. He regained the title after Microsoft shares, up 28% so far this year, closed at a five-year high recently. It is estimated that Gates is worth approximately 72.7 billion dollars. He has donated $28 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”

Like Bill Gates in our society, Job was one of the wealthiest men of his time. The Scripture tells us that he had seven sons and three daughters followed by a long list of livestock he owned. Job was recognized as the greatest man among all the people of the east. God had richly blessed Job materialistically, but financial blessings do not always indicate that God is with a person or that He is pleased with one’s behavior or actions. Financial blessings do not indicate one’s spiritual depth.

Challenge: You may not be as wealthy as Job or Bill Gates, but you have been blessed by God and He deserves your praise. Make a list of your many blessings and then thank Him for all He has provided for you. If you are a follower of Christ, you have eternal wealth beyond measure.

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