2 Corinthians 8 has a lot of great advice as to what to do with your abundance in order to live an abundant life yourself (some of which I understand - some of which I would love some other input).

Of particular interest to me were two verses:

Vs. 14 - "But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality."

This has hints of the Law of Consecration, and also of the principle that by giving to others it all seems to come back even more aggressively.

and vs. 15 - "...He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack."

Going back to a concept discussed before - by hording wealth we lose it, always being in a state of need and fear over who is going to take it away. By giving of our abundance not only do we live more prosperous lives in a financial sense, we also develop the friendships and relationships that lead to true prosperity.

I recently read a great biography about Walt Disney, a man who had many faults but also did a lot of things right (sounds like the majority of us). Disney claimed that he never really wanted a lot of money for himself - a fact which can be evidenced by looking at the conditions under which he lived - comfortable but never extravagant. He said he just wanted more money to keep funding projects, putting it all into his company, which he really felt was doing a great service to the world.

Let us use our resources for good. John Wesley, a prominent member of the Methodist movement, when asked about money said, "Get all you can. Give all you can."


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