The Bible can be a little confusing when it comes to “being wealthy”. It states in Ecclesiastes that the love of money is the root of all evil, but then it also says in Ecclesiastes it says, “money solves everything.”
Well God, which one is it?
Both are absolutely 100% truth. When you fall in love with money, it will both own you and destroy you. At the same time, however, money has the ablity to make things happen and make life easier overall.
We see demonstrated throughout the Bible that those that had the ability to attain, maintain, and transfer wealth were considered leaders in their own right.
Jesus himself said, He BECAME poor in order for to us become rich. Jesus is the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. What king have you heard of that didn’t have more than enough money to do the things he needed to do?
If we are honest, the majority of our generation was not set up well to begin building wealth. Everyone has to go to school through the assistance of loans, and then graduate to only work a job that doesn’t even cover all of their debts and expenses.
A quote from the newly released film by Lamar and Ronnie Tyler of Black and Married With Kids states, “The impoverished live day to day, the poor live week to week, the middle class live month to month, the rich live year to year, yet the WEALTHY live GENERATION to GENERATION.”
The Bible states, “A Wise man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.”
Do you really think it is God’s will for you to worry how you’re going to pay the bills each month? Living paycheck to paycheck? Absolutely not. It is God’s desire for you to be financially free in order to do these 5 things:
- Tithe faithfully to the Church.
- Give money away to those around you that are in need.
- Build wealth for your family.
- Enjoy the life of freedom He paid for.
- Partner with organizations to bring about change in our World.
It is for these reasons I thank God I learned quickly that my 9-5 would NEVER enable me accomplish my financial achievements. When we started Married and Young, we never thought it would become an avenue for us to have multiple streams of income. It has opened my mind to dream big as we build a brand that is helping men and women from all over the World prepare for, and have an unbreakable marriage.
I believe EVERY PERSON should have something they are doing to create multiple streams of revenue. A side hustle can change the game for your finances. This is why I have committed myself to help people embrace their passions and coach them into turning their passions into paychecks by helping others.
Jamal Miller is the Co-Founder of Married and Young alongside his wife Natasha Miller. He has been involved in ministry for over 8 years, graduating from Christ for the Nations Institute with his Practical Theology Degree and Ecclesia College with his Bachelors in Christian Leadership. Jamal's creative ability to present the complex things of God in a way everyone from a child to a senior citizen enjoys and understands has made way for him to travel and speak to churches around the US. His passion for marriage and healthy relationships stem from his personal love story that God Himself wrote. Jamal and Natasha reside in Chicago, IL.