Wealth Problem: Rejecting Responsibility, & Opportunity

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The King

  • Deuteronomy 17:14 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, “Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,” 15 be sure to appoint over you a king the Lord your God chooses. He must be from among your fellow Israelites. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not an Israelite.

Limitations For The King

  • Deuteronomy 17:16 — The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself (war horses for a large military) or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the Lord has told you, “You are not to go back that way again.”
  • Deuteronomy 17:17a — He must not take many wives (tangling alliances with other nations through arranged marriages), or his heart will be led astray.
  • Deuteronomy 17:17b — He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold (control large portions of the money supply).
  • Deuteronomy 17:18 When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. 19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees 20 and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel.

Israel Demands a King

  • 1Samuel 8:4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah; 5 and they said to him, “Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint us a king to judge us like all the nations.” 6 But the matter was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the Lord.
  • 1Samuel 8:7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people regarding all that they say to you, because they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being King over them. 8 Like all the deeds which they have done since the day that I brought them up from Egypt even to this day — in that they have abandoned Me and served other gods — so they are doing to you as well. 9 Now then, listen to their voice; however, you shall warn them strongly and tell them of the practice of the king who will reign over them.”

Warning concerning a King

  • he will take your sons… [to build his armies and supply his food].
  • 13 He will also take your daughters… [to care for his household].
  • 14 He will take the best of your [production] and give them to [those who serve him].
  • 15 And he will take a [personal tax] and give it to his high officials and his servants.
  • 16 He will also take your [business endeavors] and use them for his work.
  • 17 He will take a [business tax], and you yourselves will become his servants.

Rejecting God’s Freedom

International Alliances

  • Department of State — responsible for foreign policy and international relations.

Large standing Armies

  • Department of Defense — coordinates and supervises all agencies and functions of the government directly related to national security and the United States Armed Forces. The largest employer in the world, with over 2.8 million employees, including active-duty service members, reservists, and civilians.

Control over Wealth

  • Department of Treasury —the finance department of the U.S. government (money supply). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the largest of the Treasury’s bureaus. It is responsible for determining, assessing, and collecting internal revenue in the United States.
  • Department of Interiors — manages and conserves federal lands and natural resources, and administers programs relating to Native Americans.
  • Department of Energy — oversees national energy policy and R&D for nuclear power and nuclear weapons.
  • Department of Transportation — develops and coordinates policies for the national transportation system.
  • Department of Agriculture — regulates farming, forests, and food.
  • Department of Commerce — regulates economic growth and opportunities.
  • Department of Labor — governs employment safety, health, wages, standards, and benefits.
  • Department of Health & Human Services — governs health, safety, and well-being for all Americans.
  • Department of Housing & Urban Development — governs housing and home financing.
  • Department of Education — establishes, distributes, and monitors federal financial aid, collects data and disseminates research on school’s, and ensures equal access to education. The Department of Education is not involved in determining curricula or educational standards or establishing schools or colleges. The United States government delegates the quality assurance process for school accreditation to private non-profit organizations. However, the federal government is still the top-level architect and controlling authority of school accreditation.
  • Etc.

The Golden Rule: He who has the gold, makes the rules.

“Economic problems are best solved by people freely contracting with one another and with government limited to the function of enforcing those contracts. The absolute best way to do so is through the magnificent idea of dividend-paying whole life insurance. It has more in common with banking than it does with life insurance. A better name would have been a ‘banking system with a death benefit thrown in for good measure.’ It has been around for over 200 years and stood the test of time. It is not compulsory. It is not a government sponsored idea. It preceded the income tax idea by a long time. It is Private Property! Also, the only people who participate in this idea are people who truly care about other people. What a great group of people to be engaged in business with.” — Excerpts from ‘Becoming Your Own Banker’ by R. Nelson Nash



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Austin L Garner

Austin L Garner


Founder of Disciple Wealth Strategies. Serve God & Master Money (Luke 16:13)