Also known as Sudden Wealth Syndrome, is a social theory which claims that as wealth increases, the lines between right and wrong becomes blurred.
There has never been a time in human history when the world has experienced wealth and affluence as we do today. With technological advancement, we see nations emerging at lightning speed from obscurity into prosperity. We are wealthier and healthier! Sadly as wealth increases, so also has self worship, people worship and technology worship.
A look back in history, we see an eagle-eyed Moses warning the citizens of an emerging nation of the dangers of loosing sight of their spiritual well being at the expense of material wealth, just after he had led them out of slavery, oppression and poverty, into their Wealthy Place. In his words;
But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth
Friends, true wealth comes with joy and peace – its a blessing from God. It is to be deployed as a force for good, and not for self gratification. It should be an extension of God’s love towards humanity by custodians.
In the words of Candace Pert (High IQ Neurochemist who codiscovered Opiate Receptors):
I don’t feel awe for the brain. I feel awe for God. I see in the brain all the beauty of the universe and its order—constant signs of God’s presence.”
As we seek the Giver and not the gift, may we find lasting strength and wisdom.