Seven Things You Must Never Do Because Of Money

Seven Things You Must Never Do Because Of Money

Seven Things You Must Never Do Because Of Money

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People do despicable, ungodly, diabolical and dubious things in order to acquire money. Civilization has brought unrest and impatience as regards acquisition of wealth.

We are in a system that is driven by money. Also, the youths are money-driven. That is why people (including believers) are susceptible to various dubious means of acquiring wealth.

More so, hardly can people wait upon the Lord to give them power to get wealth. The youths of today want to drive exotic cars and own a private jet without any labour.

Also, they have downplayed the role of education in building a sustainable wealth. That is why there are so many dropouts on the street today, hoping to become billionaires overnight.

Hence, they have resorted to series of questionable means of getting riches in a twinkling of an eye. This article addresses basic things you should not do in order to get wealth.

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Seven Things You Must Never Do Because Of Money

• Never Harm Others

Beware of the money you will get that will leave others in pain. Getting riches at the expense of people’s joy is absolutely barbaric and inhumane.

Matthew 26:14-15
[14]Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
[15]And said unto them, WHAT WILL YE GIVE ME, AND I WILL DELIVER HIM UNTO YOU? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

Judas was less concerned about what he would do in order to get thirty pieces of sliver. Indeed, he was mostly concerned about money. He did not care about who he was going to harm before he could get that money.

This was what Judas Iscariot did that cut short his life. He would have had the privilege to partake in the ministry after Jesus left. But his undeniable love for money drove him into grave.

Dear friend, don’t be like Judas. Make sure the money you are acquiring is not the one you get while you leave the giver in sadness.

Again, never collect money to do a destructive, malicious and detrimental job. Do not do a work that will tarnish the reputation of others.

Put people in mind as you go about acquiring wealth. Let humanity be first in your heart and let money be secondary.

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• Do Not Betray Your Friends

Matthew 26:48-50
[48]Now he that BETRAYED HIM gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
[49]And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
[50]And Jesus said unto him, FRIEND, WHEREFORE ART THOU COME? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

Amazingly, Jesus called Judas a friend when he came to arrest Him. In other words, Judas was not a stranger to Jesus.

As a matter of fact, Judas was his treasurer. Yet, he went ahead to betray his friend. How heartless!

Who is your friend? Anybody who is close to you is your friend. It could be your neighbor, aunt, mother, uncle, father or classmate. Never betray the love they have in you because of money.

I know they have kept some money in your hand. Please, don’t disappoint the person who have trusted you to that extent. Don’t squander his money. Don’t run away from him/her.

Listen, never take your friend’s wife because you are now wealthy. Never betray your husband. Stay faithful.

If you betray anyone because of money. You will regret at the end. It pays to be faithful. Don’t allow money to make you do unlawful things.

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• Dupe Nobody

Read this scripture;

Jeremiah 17:11
[11]As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

Sadly, many people have turned to cyber criminals because of their love for money. These people have devised different strategies to successfully dupe innocent people online.

Besides, dupes cheat people by coming up with unrealistic lies. The truth is, any wealth made through deception, and lies will never endure the test of time. It vanishes easily.

Internet fraudsters should desist from their cunning lifestyle and stop duping people. Refuse to dupe people. Stop giving senseless excuses for being a cheat. You are not the only one the government is not favouring.

Yet, there are other unemployed graduates out there, who are not scamming people to acquire wealth. Learn to be patient.

Scripturally, you will leave the riches you get in a dishonest way in the midst of your days. And that implies sudden death. Avoid this method. Don’t dupe people because of money.

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• Say No To Impersonation

To impersonate is to pretend to be someone else which you are not. Impersonation is the act of assuming the identity of another person.

Matthew 24:5
[5]For many shall come in my name, SAYING, I AM CHRIST,and shall deceive many.

Like Jesus said, some people would impersonate Him. Although, they are not the ‘Christ’, yet they would say they are the one. This is pure impersonation.

Today, you see parody and fake accounts of several celebrities online. Those accounts were created by cyber criminals who want to exploit the fans of those celebrities. That’s a typical example of impersonation.

It is unethically becoming prevalent these days for people to impersonate famous people because of money.

If you are into this, please, quit. It is not the biblical way of acquiring wealth. This kind of wealth will be a thorn in the flesh of it acquirer.

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• Money Ritual

In some African countries, some youths get wealth diabolically. They consult an herbalist who performs rituals that produce hot and sudden money for them.

These days, famous worldly artistes have reportedly been involved in money rituals to sponsor their dying career.

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Nevertheless, you should never do this because of wealth. Why?

Deuteronomy 8:18 has the answer;

[18]But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: FOR IT IS HE THAT GIVETH THEE POWER TO GET WEALTH, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Truly, it is the Lord who gives His people power to be wealthy. No devil or god can give you true riches. The devil also gives wealth but it is temporary and life-threatening.

But God’s wealth produces joy and enduring blessing.

• Never Pervert Judgment

Proverbs 17:23
[23]A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

Money perverts judgement, especially bribes. Whoever gives you money as a teacher so that his child can pass is your enemy of long life.

Dear lawyer, don’t receive bribes that will make you pervert judgement. Dear pastor, do not allow money to block your vision.

Make sure you are not taking a wrong decision against your fellow because of money. Do not be led by money because money has a voice. Allow only the Spirit of the Lord to lead you.

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• Never Marry Because Of Money

Interestingly, I have heard of a sister who married a brother because the man was wealthy. At the end, the man turned her to a punching bag.

When it comes to marriage, decisions must be taken as directed but the Holy Spirit. You are not to take fleshy decisions.

You will definitely leave a man you marry because of riches when money is no more.

Although, Nabal was wealthy but he was mean and ungodly. Abigeal married a wealthy man but both of them didn’t enjoy their marriage.

1 Samuel 25:3
[3]Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

In like manner, if you marry a man because he is wealthy. It does not guarantee a blissful marriage. Money is not all you need to sustain your marriage. Money is needed, but don’t let that be a principal bait for your marriage.

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Summary

• Betraying others to acquire money is another means of acquiring blood money. Blood money is the wealth you get while committing atrocities.

• Harming others to enrich yourself is as bad as killing yourself. It is inhumane to be wealthy while you put lives in danger and absolute torment.

• A Christian should not dupe people in order to be wealthy. It is sacrosanct for you to avoid any money rituals. Don’t pervert judgment and don’t get married because of money.

Stay blessed!

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Written by
Tunde Korede
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