Commentary by Jack Kelley
The Prosperity Gospel teachers are right when they say the Lord intended for us to live abundant lives. The problem is, they have misrepresented the Lord’s promise of abundance, turning it into a false teaching where the motive is greed and not gratitude. Because of this only the teachers themselves are awash in material wealth, while as a group their followers rank 2nd lowest of all American Christians in average income. (Source: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life) The Lord intended for us to be financially secure so we could be generous to a fault, not so we could live a life of excess while ignoring the needs of others.