“And the nations were enraged, and Your rage came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and to give reward to Your slaves—the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great—and to destroy those who destroy the earth.”” Revelation 11:18 LSB https://bible.com/bible/3345/rev.11.18.LSB

 

Capitalism is the greatest economic system we know, for it is the only one that rewards the performance of the individual according to their effort. The rich in America, besides those in the national government who have devised means to steal from the American people, have become so because of their hard work and value-added product or service to society. The rich in a capitalistic society have to do something to benefit society for that society to reward them with money for that benefit they provide. The incentive of the capitalist is wealth, but he must focus on the consumer’s needs to achieve his desire. This is why capitalism is the best system we know. Yet those who pursue wealth often pay with their soul. Pursuing wealth takes significant time and effort. Building something everyone wants or needs takes much perseverance before it pays off. Our first love, our chief desire, determines what will receive our most significant time and effort. If God, then God Himself and His work will receive our focused time and attention. If wealth, work, investing, and saving will receive our most significant focus and attention. Everyone has a choice, but in the end, God, Who determines the final destiny of all men, will reward men based on their focus, attention, and effort at knowing Him and doing His will. Some will receive a great reward, others a small reward, but only the faithful to God will receive His reward. All of us will be weighed and measured by God for our love for Him, demonstrated by our love for others that brought others into His eternal kingdom. If we want to be truly rich, we will work for eternal treasure that will be rewarded to those who work the hardest at knowing God and making God known in the world.

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