From Riches to Rags

Prov.21:17—“He who loves pleasure will become poor…”

Many professional athletes do not know how to handle their new-found wealth. It is sad to see so many of them squander their fortunes in an attempt to buy happiness.

Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi recently wrote: “By some estimates, 60 percent of NBA players are broke five years after they retire. Meanwhile, Gilbert Arenas spends $6,500 a month feeding his pet sharks. Mystery solved.”

Even those of us who are not rich need to understand that God expects us to be good stewards of our finances. We must not waste our resources on a constant quest for life’s pleasures.

Prov.28:19—“He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.”

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