It is a fact that I have constantly observed over many many years, that a LOT of people are very concerned about money - in particular how much money they consider others to have. This appears to weigh on their minds and they grapple with what they then feel they have to decide is fair. Why should some people have more money than others? what is fair? Are some people getting more unfair advantages than others? These problems/temptations cause a lot of resentment and ill feeling; are the subject of a LOT of gossip and trouble making. Envy, resentment of the perceived amount of money others have and are entitled to, which leads to hatred and broken relationships.
It was my upbringing that a person’s financial situation was their own business, as was the source of any apparent wealth. Not so, nowadays it seems. The green eyed monster has grown so big, that it comments and gossips about someone’s personal affairs as if it had every right, demanding knowledge of the exact amount and source of someone’s financial situation in order to satiate it.
Please pray for this unfortunate sin, which is growing larger than life. :banghead: