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17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who  richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. 


18 Instruct them to do good, to be good in good works, to be generous andready to share, 


19 storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, sothat they may take hold of that which is life indeed. 


Stumbling Blocks


2 And He called a child to Himself and set  him  him before them, 


3 and said, "Truly I say to you , unless you are are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.


4 "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 


5"And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; 


6 but whoever causes one of these little ones  who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.


7 "Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to  that man through whom the stumbling block comes! .

1 Timothy 6:17 - 19

Matthew 19: 2- 7

The Watchman's Duty


1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 


2 "Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, 'If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one manfrom among them and make him their watchman, 


3 and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, 


4 then he who hears the sound of the trumpetand does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his ownhead. 


5 'He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. 


6 'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from thewatchman's hand.' 


7 "Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them  from Me.  


8 "When Isay to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak to warn the  wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. 


9"But if you on your part warn a wicked man  to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you've delivered your life. 


10 "Now as for you, son of man, say to  the house of Israel, 'Thus you have spoken, saying, "Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we are rotting away in them; how then can we survive?"' 


11 "Say to them, 'As I live!'declares the Lord GOD, 'I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, Ohouse of Israel?' 


12 "And you, son of man, say to your fellow citizens, 'The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him in the day of his transgression, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he will not stumble because of it in the day when he turns from his wickedness; whereas a righteous man will not be able to live by his righteousness on the day when he commits sin.' 


13"When I say to the righteous he will surely live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he committs iniquity, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but in that same iniquity of his which he has committed he will die. 


14 "But when I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and he turns from his sin and practices  justice and righteousness, 


15 if a wicked man restores a pledge , pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statues which ensure life withou tcommitting iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 


16 "None of his sins that he hascommitted will be  remembered against him. He has practiced jsutice and righteousness; he shallsurely live. 


17 "Yet your fellow citizens say, 'The way of the Lord is not right,' when it is their ow nway that is not right. 


18 "When the righteous turns from his righteousness  and commits iniquity, then he shall die in it. 


19 "But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and practices justice and righteousness, he will live. 


20 "Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not right.'I willl judge each of you according to his ways.

Our Calling


As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10 


So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Galatians 6:10


We know we are substantially different from many "advisors".  That's our value.


Your "eternal" security and prosperity is probably not even a consideration, much less a priority with very many other advisors.  


It is with us.  In fact our security is intertwined with yours. 


We are called to use our gifts to be a "Watchman" for the wealthy much along the lines of Ezekiel.  


We are called not only to make our friends, clients, and partners wealthy and prosperous in this world, but even more importantly to make sure they are just as rich in good works as directed 1 Timothy 6: 17 -19. 


We know many people simply do not handle wealth very well, so we try not to be a stumbling block.  For some, too much uncontrolled, unbridled wealth. can be detrimental, damaging, and even dangerous.


We are called to help the worldly wealthy that may be struggling spiritually and - especially those believers wrestling with the worries of the world, and the deceit fullness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful and those that are already in the Church as admonished in Revelation.












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