The executives at GM knew for 13 years that their cars had a defective ignition switch that would, well, kill people. But they did a “cost-benefit analysis” and concluded that paying off the deceased’s relatives was going to be cheaper than having to install a $10 part per car. They then covered up their findings and continued to let millions drive around with the defective part in their cars. There would be no recalls. There would only be parents and the decapitated body parts of their dead children…
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? Is it not the rich who are exploiting you?
Some of you have forgotten that you were bought with the precious blood of Jesus. You have gotten caught up in making money and looking down on others. You’re good at creating a façade of financial prosperity, but harbor excessive debt that at any moment could blow up in your face.
Do not get caught up looking down at people. Placing financial numbers beside their head as a factor for value. The judge is at the door and is watching the evil and the good.
Remember this story when you work hard to impress others with cars you don’t own and clothing you’re still making payments on. The rich do not care about you. Please care for yourself and pay for things in cash. Remain at your true financially level and appreciate where you are. For the believer in Jesus this is only the corridor.