Who is more content, the person with a million dollars or the person with ten children? You probably guessed the person with ten children, and you are correct. He is more content because he does not want any more. That is the definition of contentment: not wanting anything more or different. The desire for contentment […]


Why do you initiate conversations? Is it solely for your benefit? What would happen if you initiated communication simply to know others, to learn about their needs, to understand their desires, and to build relationships rather than focus on any remuneration or return? Community is something that money can never buy. When you discover the […]


Significance  comes from being created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). However, pride seeks significance from money. Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth” (Matthew 6:19). We store up treasures on earth to find significance, which is “expressed meaning, purpose, importance, or value.” Notice that the first four letters of significance comprise […]

Heart Problems

What is the focal point of your desires? Adam and Eve were created with humble hearts. The focal point of their satisfaction was God. In their pride, they hardheartedly desired significance, contentment, control and security apart from Him. With temptation from the serpent, they convinced themselves they were making the right decisions. The result was […]

The Scorning Fool

The fourth stage of foolishness is the scorning fool. He is a mocker (Proverbs 21:24) who can’t even find wisdom (Proverbs 14:6). Consequently, he struggles to separate wise choices from foolish ones, causing dissension in organizations. This is due to the fact that he ignored all previous rebukes (Proverbs 9:7-8; 13:1). Thus, he must be […]

Money or Wisdom?

Would a little extra money satisfy any of your desires? Money is pride’s measurement of our giftedness (time, talent, and treasure). Wisdom is humility’s measurement of our godliness (Christ in us). Money, in and of itself, is not evil, and owning stuff is not from the devil. Rather, our problem occurs when the stuff owns […]