Theme: GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN
Text: “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.” – Proverbs 13:11.
Comment: Ordinarily, wealth illegally acquired cannot be prudently spent. Those who labour for their wages, take time to plan and carefully spend their money, because they worked hard for it. A young man who was caught in this fraudulent and evil practice of get-rich-quick, said he was given 15 years to spend all the money he had and that at the end of the 15 years, he would die and that was why he was spending the money with reckless abandon on cars, mansions, building, women, drinks, etc. It was our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ who declared: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36) We admonish the youths not to go into these evil acts because there is no gain in it but rather it brings pains, sorrows and at the end death. Youths of today should engage themselves in legitimate businesses, they should endeavour to study the Bible and pray always for God’s continuous guidance and blessings by His grace and power.