What is your opinion of the 8:18 Finance Challenge?

Is this biblically sound advice, or is this another get-rich-quick scam?

Deuteronomy 8:18

ESV - 18 You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

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Well, I had never heard of this verse being called the 'finance challenge' but I can pretty much figure out what's going on by the title. I think the Word of God is pretty clear. A true born again servant of Christ would lose all desire for worldly gain of any kind.

Matthew 9:24 “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Ephesians 5:5 says, “For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person-such a man is an idolater-has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”

1 Timothy 6:6-12 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain: 7 for we brought nothing into the world, for neither can we carry anything out; 8 but having food and covering [a]we shall be therewith content. 9 But they that are minded to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and hurtful lusts, such as drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is a root of all [b]kinds of evil: which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

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