There’s no such thing as a sure-fire plan to getting rich quick. Moreover, for the Christian, there should be no need for one.
Why be rich? For the person who claims to follow Jesus, who was homeless, poor, and generally without any possessions at all, there needs to be some serious thinking about their motive to gain any riches. Also, for the person who makes that same claim and has riches (because having wealth doesn’t disqualify you for Heaven) needs to do some very serious thinking about what they are doing with it.
I bring up this topic mostly because I grew up around adults who wanted to get rich quick and retire, teenagers who wanted to get rich quick and never work in the first place, and I still am acquainted with people who seem to want to get rich quick and just coast.
Why do people want money? Security, power, and luxury. There are other reasons, too, but those are the big reasons.
Jesus is our real security, right? And also, we all leave this world, whenever God says so, and however he wants us to.
Any worldly power is only to force our will on someone else, isn’t it?
This will sound a bit puritanical of me, but the person who spoils themselves with material luxuries squanders, wastes and foolishly spends that money. Now… the problem with this philosophy is that it’s good to give other people things (not necessarily to spoil them). But some of the people you give stuff to? They live in your house and you end up sharing it…
I’ve rambled on quite a bit here, but really, it all boils down to motive. Everything. Every decision you can make boils down to why you’re doing what you’re doing.