As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
This was my Holy Ghost Inspired reading this day, and it is good advice. I am not going to give you investment advice in anything here today, but to simply point that when all of the precious metals advertisements were telling you to buy gold, gold has lost almost 1/3rd of it's value.
That means that someone robbed you deliberately and has your money. That means that with China and Russia holding ever more vast gold reserves, that they become worthless in price, because the cartel which is selling them the gold, will not allow them to hold it without depreciating cost.
I have not checked the time line again, in the deflating stock market, but it is being propped up and fading. Common sense tells me that the market will either crash before the American Presidential election or directly after it, as it was plunged in 2008. That is not to say a free fall, but it will be a way to wring your hands and have what you think is your money wrung from you, before a President Trump can get in to protect you.
"Scattereth" does not mean to throw to the wind. Scattering is how farmers used to plant seed, expecting an increase, and God did just that in blessing. Those that are stingy or thinking that piling up wealth without God's direction, always produces poverty, because inflation eats money not invested as God intends.
I would love be a manipulative lying bitch in telling the rich people and poor to hand over everything they have as God demands that, but God is the One Who decides those things for people who will listen. For example, someone I have prayed for here in David, was told not to invest this blog, but to give to a group God decided upon. It took a great deal of courage for David and in Christ I bless him in God's work. It is the point though that God is speaking to everyone, and God does speak, but most are too afraid or too validated by the wealth in their possession to put it where it belongs.
God knows where His money should be placed, but the majority of people think it is their money and they know best.
Your being poor is not going to do me any good. Your having all that your heart loves being impoverished and joining me, is fitting, but your suffering is not going to help me or anyone else out. You rich people have got to start asking God for direction in His money and investments, and then listen when you receive an answer......and then you have God verify it, so you do not think it is some dumb ass email from Nigeria begging you for all you have as Nun Wanda said so.
The Bible has examples of buying and selling. The Bible has the parable of the rich person forgiving debt so when he lost position, he would have some poor friends who owed him. I keep telling you the world is a bad place, and when a mob comes down your rich avenue, do you want to trust a police force running away, trust to your one gun, or trust to some neighbors who like you.
You can not buy loyalty as people are all bastards, but with God, you can construct not such an impossible situation.
1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
Ecclesiastics 11: 1 -2
That means sow goodness to others with the money God gave you, and you will find like George did in It's a Wonderful Life, that it will return to you, when you are in trouble. Give not to one, but give to perfection in 7, and also one more, as 8 people who owe you are better than 7, because the other 7 might be the ones who are out on an errand.