Proverbs 19:4,7 KJV
Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
Poverty has a way of keeping one lonely. Very broke folks usually seem to have only broke friends, and judging from the words of Solomon, it looks like this didn’t start from our time.
Growing up, I knew a man who was popularly known as Believer in the neighbourhood. He drank a lot but also said a lot of “wise things,” or so I thought. One day, I asked my mum to explain one of Believer’s quotes to me but she quickly rubbished it and turned me away because she knew the source. But another time, I got some response from her when I pretended the source was my school teacher.
Poverty made nonsense of Believer’s quotable quotes. Of course, though some were nonsense, they’d have been tagged rather as ‘controversial’ if Believer was a man of substance and much wealth 😊. I’ve heard politicians say worse and yet get hailed.
I’m not a prosperity message preacher, but in my very young life, I’ve seen people gain acceptance just because of what they had. Make wealth if you can, it is able to facilitate kingdom business as well, aside giving you a voice.
Have a blessed day.
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