Then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you. Job 22, 25
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No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Luke 16, 13
The gold mine did not exist
5th May 1997 : A great swindling is discovered. This swindling enriches high placed people in politics and finances and ruins thousands of shareholders of an imaginary gold mine in the jungle of Borneo.
This is a simple episode which illustrates the chase of this materialistic fortune. Several human beings fight for it relentlessly. Moralists condamned this chase in vain. This thirst for gold provokes crimes. The desire to be richer than one's neighbour animates the human heart. It is not only to live better, because in reality a lot of rich people are sclaves of their fortune. If we are richer we will hold ourselves higher and be held higher than our fellow men.
We can only escape this fascination if we have something better, if we find a reason to live in family's life, in studies or in art. Nevertheless, these things, even the most respectable and healthiest things are all temporarily.
On the contrary to have the Almighty himself as his gold for present and future life is the priviledge of every believer. We only need to choose, we cannot serve two masters, God and money. Where is our treasure?
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