Solomon is born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Succeeding his father to the throne brings him more wealth than he ever dreamed. Yet Solomon does not live unaware of the dangers that accompany wealth:
Agur's request at the end of Proverbs demonstrates a danger that accompanies both wealth and poverty, "Give me neither poverty nor riches-Feed me with the food allotted to me; lest I be full and deny You, and say, 'Who is the LORD?' Or lest I be poor and steal, and profane the name of my God" (30:8-9). Both wealth and poverty tempt men to become self-reliant.
Both poverty and wealth reveal wisdom--or its lack. The 1%-ers trust in their riches instead of the LORD; they often use their wealth to their advantage. The 99%-ers also fail to trust the LORD to provide; they use their poverty to excuse stealing.
How does greed in a person's heart and activities impact the larger community?
List sinful attitudes and actions that negatively impact community.
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