The Morality of Work and Wealth

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Is it immoral to be wealthy? Is it not fair that some people have more wealth then others? Are there moral limits to how people can gain wealth?

Is it immoral to be wealthy? I believe it is not. One of the common objections to wealth is supposedly found in the bible. People declare that 1 Timothy 6:10 says, “Money is the root of all evil.” However that is not the case. It says “The LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil”!  Wealth in and of its self is not evil. People can use money for good or bad. It is not the money! Many good and helpful things have come out of wealth! If you work as God commands you will get a reward. We, who live in the West, have been greatly blessed with prosperity.

 

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Is it unjust that some have more wealth than other? Poor people have and always will be around. Mark 14:7a “The poor you will always have with you.” But often those called poor are not. “Today, of Americans officially designated as ‘poor’; 99 percent of them have electricity, running water, and a refrigerator; 95 percent have a television, 88 percent a telephone, 71 percent a car, and 70 percent air conditioning. Cornelius Vanderbilt had none of these.” * Also many are poor because they won’t work.  In my town there are a lot of “poor” people. There are a ton of jobs open. Do the take them? No, because they can’t pass the drug test. Sometimes, however, there are really poor people. If there are the families and churches are supposed to help them, not the government!

download Are there moral limits on how you can gain wealth? Yes. You can’t just walk up to a rich person, stick a gun in their ribs and say, “Give me your money.” That’s a good way to end up in jail! Another way of stealing is welfare. The government takes Mr. Hardworker’s money through taxes and gives it to Mr. Poorman. Welfare is also like robbing someone. How? If you don’t pay taxes you’ll go to jail. Just like if you don’t give the thug your money, you’ll get shot!

We are to work with our hands to gain wealth so we can give to the truly poor. If you see a rich man, you usually see a hard working man. Wealth can’t be earned or kept by doing nothing!

 

Samuel Duarte JM

 

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My You Tube Progress

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Progress with my You Tube Channel is going great. I have learned how to use some really cool tools and I have had a lot of fun.

 

I am very pleased with my channel name. It shows the idea for my You Tube channel and is very short. Also it looks cool on my channel banner.

 

My channel banner is very nice. I played around with it and eventually I used GIMP to create it and was very pleased with my results. I have used my value proposition on my banner. It shows what I offer and what I am trying to accomplish. I might change or modify my banner, but I am pleased with what it looks like now.

 

I do not really like my icon. Why? Because my channel name doesn’t show very well, and the color does not stand out very well. But I think that I will leave it as it is for now.

 

I have not started working on my about page. I have some good ideas about I want to write and I say. I hope to finish my about page by next week.

 

I have had a lot of fun doing this. I hope you have a great week.

 

 

Samuel Duarte JM

Three Things I can Change to Use Time Better

 

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Hello, today I would like to tell you three things I will change to use my time better.

 

One, don’t just sit in my chair doing nothing. If I was to sit in my chair doing nothing for one minute, 15 times a day, in one month I would waste 450 minutes. Instead I could have used my time working on making a small business or working on my school.

 

Two, get up snappy. If I get out of bed when it is seven o’clock, I will have more time to get my work done. Time is very valuable. Time never stops. It never repeats. Being able to get up earlier will help me get my school done earlier. If I go to bed earlier, like 8:30, I will not be as tired the next day. Also I will be able to think clearer.

 

Three, do not get distracted. If I am doing school, being distracted does not help my brain work well. Also when I get distracted on the computer (e.g. when I am waiting for something to load), I could be doing something else. If something can be done in two minutes or less, do it! If something is taking a while to work or waiting for somebody’s help, do something else. Besides when I get distracted it interrupts my train of thought.

 

Well, that’s about all I have to say. Time is important and it never pauses. Time is NOT on your side. Make hay while the sun shines.

 

 

Samuel Duarte   JM

 

Sunshine Blogger Award 2

Hello, I been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Francine. Thank you Francine, check out her blog!

These are the answers to her questions.

  1. What’s your favorite color?- Blue
  2. What disgusts you the most?- Abortion
  3. Would you rather live without your favorite food for 10 years or get to eat your favorite food, but only one a month?- Don’t know! sorry [:
  4. What is the dream you want to accomplish the most?
  5. Have you accomplished anything you would consider major?- Not yet 🙂
  6. Who is your favorite author?-J. R. R. Tolkien
  7. Do you watch TV? And if so, what’s your favorite show?
  8. Which one do you prefer, Dark, Milk, or White chocolate?- Depends on my mood.
  9. Which annoys you the most– Your siblings or a blog post you worked real hard on, only to have your browser crash?- A blog post I worked real hard on, only to have my browser crash.
  10. Favorite time of day?-Afternoon
  11. Favorite season?- Summer

My questions!

My Questions-

1-What is your favorite winter sport?

2-If you had unlimited air miles what five places would you visit?

3-What is your favorite football team?

4-What is your favorite type of drink?

5-What is your favorite hymn?

6- What is your favorite vegetable?

7-What is your favorite book?

8-Why are looking at my blog?

9-Would you like to climb Mt. Everest?

10-If you could be invisible what would you want to see?

11-This is the end,how old are you?

My nominees:

https://jillofalltrades2016.wordpress.com

https://zacsawesomeblog.wordpress.com

https://thelighthouseofessays.wordpress.com

https://mittskolearbeid.wordpress.com/

https://briannamcblog.wordpress.com

Samuel

Samuel’s Creed

                                                I am all in Christ.

                                     If all my life, is to His service.

                                        If all I do, think and say,

                                    Is with Him always in mind.

                                                So if all I do,

                                                   Is to Him,

                              Then all my life is through HIM.