If God says ‘he who loves pleasure will be a poor man’ what does that say about the rich man that we all want to be? Nobody wants to be a poor man but THIS HATRED OF POVERTY IS NOT THE HIGHWAY INTO RICHES, THE FACT THAT ONE HATES BEING A SLAVE DOES NOT MAKE ONE A KING. IF THE LOVE OF PLEASURE WILL MAKE A MAN POOR THEN THE LOVE OF PAIN WILL MAKE HIM RICH.
Every poor man we see today is poor because he loved pleasure, God is not partial, HE GAVE EVERY MAN THE TIME AND CHANCE TO BE RICH, IT IS THE LOVE OF PLEASURE THAT MAKES MEN WASTE THEIR TIME AND MISS THEIR CHANCE. God gave both the swift and the slow the time and chance to win the race and HE gave the weak and the strong the time and chance to win the battle; the outcome of every Man’s life is a product of how they used their time and chance which is determined by their love.
Beloved, Behold….IT TAKES TWO THINGS TO BE RICH AND GREAT IN LIFE, TIME AND CHANCE; AND GOD GAVE BOTH TO EVERYONE. THE REASON WHY GOD IS NOT BOTHERED BY OUR BACKGROUND AND LIMITATIONS IS BECAUSE HE HAS GIVEN US WHAT IT TAKES TO BE RICH, SO WHETHER OUR PARENTS ARE DEAD OR POOR, GOD IS NOT MOVED; SINCE HE HAD ALREADY GIVEN US WHAT WE NEED TO BE RICH.
WE CANNOT USE OUR TIME THE WAY WE LIKE AND END UP WHERE WE LOVE, THE PATHWAY TO A JOYFUL HARVEST STILL REMAINS A TEARFUL SOWING, the way to being rich is not pleasurable that is why ALL THE CHOICES MADE BECAUSE OF PLEASURE END UP IN A LIFE OF PAIN; CHEER UP DEAR, THE UNEASINESS OF TODAY IS A PATH TO THE FUTURE WE CRAVE, BE ENCOURAGED.
Culled from Prov. 21:17, Ecc.9:11 and Psalm 126:5-6.