(St. Matt 26:11) “For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
This is the word Jesus spoke to the disciples as Mary was anointing Jesus in preparation for his burial. Thus, he was trying to convey to them that I won’t always be here; however, the poor will always be around. When he made this statement he wasn’t only talking about the sinner, or the unbeliever, he was also talking about the believer. There has been a move in the body of Christ for years which pastors have been teaching that everybody in the body of Christ should be rich, that everybody in the body of Christ should be well of financially; however, the only ones that have been getting rich are the pastors themselves, who preach the name it and claim it, blab it and grab it prosperity gospel. Thus, if you are waiting for your riches you will be waiting until Jesus comes. The fact is everybody won’t be rich. This prosperity gospel has gotten way out of hand, to the degree that people will give their hard earned dollars to a television ministry before they give to their local church. Saints of God, we work too hard to be throwing away the money that God allows us to earn. Child of God, I’m not saying that God is against us operating in wealth and financial prosperity; however, he is more concerned about the riches and prosperity of your soul than he is your wallet. The Lord understands that if he gives some of us financial prosperity we would probably never serve him faithfully again, so he allows many of us to make just enough money to keep us dependent upon him. Therefore, child of God let’s give to our local churches faithfully, let’s give to those who are less fortunate than we are, let’s continue to be wise with the money we have, and let’s continue to trust God for provision during the difficult times; because at the end of the day, the majority of us will never be independently wealthy, because 99% of the wealth belongs to 1% of the people.
God Bless You