How much do you need to get by? We have an idea of what it costs to get along in this world and we all know how much a little bit more could always help.

Better the little that the righteous have

than the wealth of many wicked;

for the power of the wicked will be broken,

but the Lord upholds the righteous.

Psalm 37:16-17 (NIV)

It is no small coincidence that the wicked seem to be better off than the righteous; bad people rarely have hesitation doing bad things to get money. Good people have their pesky morals in the way of gainful activities.

Sarcasm aside, it is not money that protects us, secures our future and gives us peace of mind. For the Spiritually-minded person, we know that God is that solid ground on which we stand and wall around us. Let us not fall to the temptation to place our faith in material things, believing our control over them will gain us anything.

God upholds those he saves. Wicked wealth always fails.

Ethan Kirl