So many people think if they just had money, everything would be different. What many who do get money suddenly find is that things are different - it gets worse.
When Jack Whittaker won the Powerball lottery prize jackpot of over $314 million in 2002, it was at the time the largest prize won by a single winner in US history. Whittaker was already a successful businessman, but the sudden windfall proved to be anything but a blessing for his family.
Over the next decade, his granddaughter died from apparent drug overdoses, his daughter passed away, he was robbed on more than one occasion, arrested for driving under the influence & he has been sued by a number of people, including a Casino for $1.5 million in bounced checks to cover gambling losses.
The devil knows we are often susceptible to the temptation to take shortcuts to try to get rich, but that path always leads to ruin.
1 Tim 6:9 (GNT): “But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and are caught in the trap of many foolish and harmful desires, which pull them down to ruin and destruction.”
“Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.” - Benjamin Franklin.