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Mathanzua

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By almost any standard of measure, I am rich when compared to the vast majority of Tanzanians. So, when anyone accuses me of class envy, he must be referring to an envy of those richer than me.

But I don’t envy people who have more wealth than me because the Bible gives me many reasons not to. I will mention only a few.

Perhaps the most obvious reason is the Bible’s prohibition of covetousness (Exodus 20:17).

Seeking riches will often wear us out so that we have little time or energy to pursue God’s will (Proverbs 23:4,5). Wisdom bids us to spend our time wisely, storing up treasure in heaven instead of storing up treasure on earth (Matthew 6:19-21).

Why would any Christian envy those richer than themselves given the potential risk described in 1 Timothy 6:9-10?
People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
I don’t envy people who are richer than me because I already am tempted to depend on wealth rather than God for my security:
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall (Proverbs 18:11).

I don’t envy the rich because, unless I have been rich toward God, any treasure stored on earth is useless on the night my life is demanded from me (Luke 12:13-21).

I don’t envy the rich because, often, the fortunes of the rich and the poor are reversed in eternity.
Looking at his disciples, he said:
Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.
But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you,
for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets. Luke 6:20-26

Jesus provides convincing evidence of the power of wealth to turn hearts away from God. The beatitudes and woes are specific genres in the Greek and Jewish worlds. Beatitudes and woes function as congratulations and condolences in the present for certain outcomes in the future.

Though it is possible with God for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:26), Jesus clearly states that wealth becomes an obstacle for many a rich man or woman (Matthew 19:21-25).

The rich don’t merit our envy, but some rich people deserve our pity.
 
Pole sana mkuu,labda ulikuwa na nafasi ya kujifunza Kingereza halafu ukajidanganya kwamba sio muhimu kama ilivyo kwa Watanzania tulio wengi.Naomba tubadili mtizamo huo,hatuishi kwenye ombwe.Kiingereza ni muhimu,kama ilivyo Kiswahili.
Kama ni muhimu kiingilish ungebadilisha kichwa cha mada ingekuwa kithungu.... Usije ukawa nawe umecop na kupaste kutukombea sie book no
 
By almost any standard of measure, I am rich when compared to the vast majority of Tanzanians. So, when anyone accuses me of class envy, he must be referring to an envy of those richer than me.
Some advice to you,you may take it or not.If you will be comparing your richness against other human under the planet earth you will not go anywhere. Measure your progress against your vision,that will take you far better than where you are today. Just that
 
Some advice to you,you may take it or not.If you will be comparing your richness against other human under the planet earth you will not go anywhere. Measure your progress against your vision,that will take you far better than where you are today. Just that
Thankyou for the advice.However the aim of comparing my self with the richer than me was only meant to show that I do not in any way envy them,because I am not poor after all.Nothing else.
 
Kama ni muhimu kiingilish ungebadilisha kichwa cha mada ingekuwa kithungu.... Usije ukawa nawe umecop na kupaste kutukombea sie book no
Nilitaka tu kuwafanya watu wawe na interest ya kufungua mkuu ndio maana nikaandika title ya Kiwahili.Ila hata kama nime-copy na ku-paste sio mbaya,kwa kuwa kwanza nimetoa elimu halafu pia inaonyesha kwamba naelewa kilichomo ndani.Ila sija-copy na ku-paste, mbona hamna cha ajabu hapo,si Kingereza cha kawaida tu.Na kwanza kuna haja gani ya kuficha kama ume-copy na ku-paste,sisi unaandika source tu.
 
Nilitaka tu kuwafanya watu wawe na interest ya kufungua mkuu ndio maana nikaandika title ya Kiwahili.Ila hata kama nime-copy na ku-paste sio mbaya,kwa kuwa kwanza nimetoa elimu halafu pia inaonyesha kwamba naelewa kilichomo ndani.Ila sija-copy na ku-paste, mbona hamna cha ajabu hapo,si Kingereza cha kawaida tu.Na kwanza kuna haja gani ya kuficha kama ume-copy na ku-paste,sisi unaandika source tu.
Kwa maana hiyo umetambua kuwa watu wengi ni waswahili ungeeandika kichwa kwa kithungu watu wangepita kimya haaa lakni kama kizuri ni vyema ungekiweka kwa lugha ya nyumbani haya mambo ya enterprenuaaaaaa haaa
 
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