The Defining Factor - Wealth

What defines a human being? Some might say wealth, others might argue status or popularity.

Other arguments might include gender identity, family, friends, religion.

There are many responses that we will focus on in later devotionals, but today's focus is on wealth.

“The rich and the poor have this in common, The Lord is the maker of them all.” Proverbs 22:2 

Proverbs 22:2 says that a commonality between the rich and poor is "The Lord is the maker of them all". What does this mean?

1. Both the rich and poor are held to the same expectations. We are called to be Holy as Christ was holy and seek out the same virtues. 

2.  We are all held accountable for our actions. Both rich and poor will stand before the judgement seat of Christ and give an account of their actions

3. We all have access to a saving grace. The same God who created both the rich and poor, also sent His Son to die for both rich and poor. We all have the choice to accept Christ as our Savior and take advantage of the free gift of eternal life. 

It's easy to develop opinions of characters and people different than you.

We often hear biases in media and from our friends and family.

But despite the ever-changing beliefs and opinions of the world, we should stay grounded in this truth - God created us all.

We shouldn't look down or up at anyone for their wealth - Rich or poor we are help to the same standards and are also accorded the same Grace. 

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