Rich minded sounds good, right? Is rich minded the opposite of the poverty mindset?
Many self-proclaimed money experts are teaching the power of using your mind to attract the right clients to earn what you allow yourself to earn. Rich minded to the world means if you focus on how to get rich you will get rich. Let riches in…after all you deserve it…right?
Rich minded in the Bible is a selfish pursuit of money and is actually advised against. 1 Timothy 6:9.
9 “But they that are minded to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and hurtful lusts, such as drown men in destruction and perdition.”
This verse is not saying those who are rich can not love and worship God. In 1 Timothy 6:17 we are instructed to speak to those who are rich to focus on God.
17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.
Many people will interpret the scriptures above to mean Christian’s should not be rich. However, it states not to be rich minded. Avoid chasing money or don’t put your faith in money. Instead, follow 1 Timothy 17 and put your faith and trust in God.
Is rich minded better than or the opposite of the poverty mindset? Interesting from studying the scriptures the Holy Spirit directed me to the relationship between the two mindsets. Poverty also believes money is a god. Their trust is also in money.
Proverbs 10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
Many people believe poverty is a requirement to follow Christ but the scriptures reference the poor in spirit and not money. We all need Christ and are poor in spirit without Him. Money does not change this fact. As long as we seek God and receive the abundance that he gives it will create a rich spirit and this also manifest into money riches and wealth (the much….heavenly promises, love, health, people, a relationship with Jesus).
Are you ready to create a mindset of abundance and overflow in Christ? In my new course, I will help you walk through “Discerning The Spirit of Poverty” which in turn will bust the rich minded spirit. Double duty. Dig in to go deeper and allow God to get to the root of the money matter. Learn more….
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God knows the plans He has for us. And Jesus came that we could have life and have it abundantly. But that did not mean just after we crossed over into Heaven. Jesus meant that for today. But there are things that have to be cleared first. In “Discerning The Spirit of Poverty.” We will cover how this spirit attacks many people. People with or without money. Click Here to learn more.