Don't Ask Amiss

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You ask but not receive because you ask amiss (James 4:3). People normally ask for wealth instead of power to get wealth. To those who seek money, it becomes the root of all evil; to those who want to be empowered to get money, it becomes their servants and the root of good deeds. Money is not the root of all evil, it is the love of money that is the root of all evil.

It is not wrong to seek wealth, but it is better to seek power to get wealth. When you seek the power to get wealth, indirectly, you are seeking the kingdom of God; and those that seek the kingdom always have every good thing including money and wealth added to them. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all other things will be added to you (John 6:33).

Elisha sought the kingdom of God by asking for a double portion of Elijah’s anointing (2 Kings 2:9), and we never heard that he lacked anything. King Solomon sought the kingdom of God by asking for wisdom to judge his people (1 Kings 3:3), and every other thing including money, gold, and wealth were added to him.


It is better to ask for power to get wealth so that at every point in time and in any place, you can have more than enough wealth. When you have wealth, you are not yet a blessing, because you will be afraid to give out of it, but when you have the power to get wealth, you will be a blessing by giving to others in order to bless them.

It is better to ask for power to get wealth instead of wealth itself, in order not to be bitter in life.

Deuteronomy 8:18 – But you shall remember the Lord your God: for it is he that gives you power to get wealth,….

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Peter Adewumi is an Amazon author of "Virtues for Riches" series, "Romantic, Inspirational & Motivational Poems," "Attributes of Successful Employees," "The End Matters Most," & "A Lonely Ward in a Comely World."

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