Wealth makes friends
Most people would love to be rich. Did you realize that in the United States alone there is over $76 billion dollars that is spent each year on the lottery.
The age group that spends the most money are in the age group of 65-75 years old. You would think they were old enough to know better! We fail to heed what the Bible tells us over and over again about what money can do to a person.
Solomon wrote, “The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not permit him to sleep.” (Eccl. 5:12)
Bill Curry lived in Boston and worked most of his life as a cafeteria cook for Merit Food Company. He lived on a modest income in which he managed to provide for his wife, his son, and his daughter.
One day Bill Curry won the state lottery that was worth 3.5 million dollars. The only thing he bought at first was a dalmation puppy for his kids. Then the parasites began to converge.
The lawyers, investment advisors and accountants came out of the woodwork. Bill was overwhelmed. He returned to his job and found that he had new friends that he had never met. His nearest realitive told whappened to Bill in the weeks since he won the lottery.
He said it was not the money that caused all the stress, it was all the people that wanted to deal themselves in. Bill died of a heart attack at the age of 37.
“Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his friends.” (Prov. 19:4)