Secret #32

Money Is Spiritual

So far, I have referred to the spiritual nature of money several times in this book. You already know about the difference between the spiritual and physical elements of the world. We looked at the difference between physical and spiritual needs and the ways in which the world meets those needs spiritually or physically. We placed money squarely in the spiritual realm because money represents a token of participation in the economy. We learned that money is both God's way of rewarding us for serving his other children and of motivating us to do so. Now I want to delve deeper into what it means for you as a business professional to realize that money is a spiritual matter. Let's look at what is at stake, what you have to gain and lose here. We are going to take all of these earlier concepts and biblical business secrets and meld them into a unified theory of money.

The first thing that I want to establish is that when we speak of money, we are talking about money as a concept—money as wealth. We are not speaking of physical dollar bills and coinage. A characteristic of physical objects is that they can only be in one place at a time. A dollar bill is this way. So are coins. So is this book in your hands. These things can only be in one place at a time because they are clearly physical objects. But we are not talking about money here as a physical object; we are talking about the spiritual construct that legal tender is meant to represent. There is no ...

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