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“Five years after the name Bernie Madoff became synonymous with extravagant fraud, the only thing that makes him unique is the size of his swindle,” according to Al Lewis of Marketwatch.com, Ponzi schemes are discovered all the time. The scam is classic: “Lure investors with promises of solid returns with no risk.” The only reason we don’t hear about them is that “Madoff’s Ponzi was so large it ensures minimal attention for all the smaller Ponzis to con.”

These schemes only work because people are greedy for a get-rich-shortcut to building wealth. Believers need to remember the Lord’s warning to count the cost before beginning a venture.--Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

The Week, December 27, 2013, p. 38

Hebrews 13:5 (NASB) Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

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