Think and Grow Rich
Matt. 20. “But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21. Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.”
Napoleon Hill, born October 26, 1883, died November 8, 1970, was one of the first American authors who publish several self-help books on the principles of how to achieve financial success. My goal in this post is to take the principle “Think and Grow Rich” and see if it lines up with The Word of God. Keep in mind the title is “Think and Grow Rich”.
Let’s see if thinking in a certain manner will cause the things you desire to come into existence. There is one key element I’d like to point out. We should ask ourselves, what do we truly desire as Christians? David said, “The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want”. Yet, he ascended to become the second King of Israel. He was noted to be “a man after God’s own heart”, and was the founder of ancient the Judean dynasty and united all of the tribes of Israel under a single monarch. Of course, he got by with a little help from his King, All-Mighty Yahweh. It is apparent to most of us that Yahweh, the God of the Old and New Testament is omnipotent (All-Powerful) in all three realms, heaven Earth, and Hell, you see Jesus took the keys.
What I’m attempting to do is speak common sense into the Christian lifestyle. Our Heavenly Father will support us with whatever we set our hands forth to do, as long as it lines up with His Word. But there’s one catch:
Eph. 4: 11 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
Everything I do or say, it’s done in the name of Jesus to whom every knee will bow whether they want to or not. So forgive me for not mentioning His name as many times as some may think. Everything I write is all about Christ Jesus, inspired by The Spirit of God. This post is an aspect of our LORD many of us have never considered. We are His Children, He is our Father, and His power is not a play-thing. Do not be “carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive”.
In light of some of our most recent tragedies in this country, let me ask you this…Would you give your 5-year-old child an AK-47 on His 5th birthday? I hope that never happens in this country, but I’m certain it does. That’s way too much power to put in in the hand of a child.
Over the past 2,000 years, we have become immature. We have allowed the church to fall into tiny little pieces. Why can’t we just admit that we are fractured, and Satan has weaseled his slimy way in so cunningly that the right things, we call wrong; and the wrong things, we think are right? We will go to the ends of the earth for one proselyte, just like the Pharisees of old, to make people bend to our traditions. (Please read Matt. 23).