For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

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This article is bound to be controversial as is anything pertaining to the new American president. I write with the perspective of one who grew up for 18 years in South Africa and yet has lived most of the past 35 years in the United States. This series of articles on Marketplace Ministry comes after years of recording many successful business leaders who are changing their countries and their culture.

 

One of our Marketplace teachers pointed out that God had used a wealthy businessman to get the body of Jesus Christ from the Cross into a God-ordained tomb from which the resurrection could happen. His name was Joseph of Arimathea and the Bible describes him as “a rich man from Arimathea who had become a follower of Jesus.” His wealth gave him influence and the ability to approach Pilate with the request for the Body of Christ. This was at a time when the disciples were hiding in fear.

 

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