Be Satisfied With Your Wages
By Anthony W. Antolic
Even though Many people feel that religion is a separate entity that has no impact on the rest of society., Religion has a direct impact on the economic landscape of a region. because An individual can not completely separate one aspect of his or her life from another. and A persons religious practices or even lack of religious practices directly impacts that persons work ethic and basic sense of morality. A good example is found in this passage from the Bible that reads, “Even some soldiers were asking him [Jesus], ‘And what should we do?’ He told them, ‘Never extort money from anyone by threats or blackmail, and be satisfied with your pay'”(Luk 3:14 NAB).
NOTE: Please refer to The Notebook Magazine for our citations.
Jesus tells us that we should have faith that God the Father will provide for all of our needs. No matter what faith tradition you may proscribe too, the message is the same, “anything you desire or need is provided for you by the one who created us.” One of the things the antecedence of a Mosk in Vancouver Washington told me when I interviewed them was that people in today’s world are scared of not having enough to pay rent much less anything else and they are stressed out, if you offer your burdens up to God the burden will still need to be dealt with. No religion has ever claimed to be the answer to all of a person’s problems, only that the religion can give you to tools you need to better deal with those problems.
Many people like to make a claim that even if God is real he does not have any reason to care about us. The statement is true that an all powerful God has no reason to concern himself with something as insignificant as Mankind. However, the simple fact is the creator of all things does take the time to provide for his creation. We see the evidence in all of creation. It takes more faith to deny the fact that the sun will rise come morning or that life had to have a beginning. , If God just created us to leave us to our own vices, Mankind would have defeated ourselves even before we kicked off the starting block. After all the power of intellect is no accident and it is that intellect that sets Man on the top of the food-chain. On the other hand, if you look at the voting records of most liberals, you do have to question how Man ever got to the top of the food-chain!
Some people argue that If God provides, why am I begging for food? It’s a well known fact that Man’s intellect is a double edged sword. I heard it said that you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but if you teach that man to fish you will feed him for a life time. The trials in our lives are meant to prepare us better for what is to come. Yet in many cases an individual well become more satisfied with begging for a handout, than using the tools that’s God has given us. The wages that our employer gives us should be more than enough to survive. The book titled the Urb An Cook proves this fact by teaching the reader to feed two people on $50.00 or less a week. As I said God’s greatest gift to Mankind is Man’s intellect.
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