June 11, 2021

"Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless." - Ecclesiastes 5:10
Ephraim Lopes Pereira d’Aguilar was born the Second Baron d'Aguilar; in Vienna in 1739. In 1757 he was naturalized in England, where he had settled with his father. He married in 1758 the daughter of Moses Mendes da Costa, who is reported to have brought him a fortune of £150,000. He succeeded to his father's title and fortune in 1759, and for a time lived in luxurious style with twenty servants at Broad Street Buildings. But by the Revolutionary War in America, he lost an estate there of 15,000 acres, and subsequently became known as a miserly and eccentric person. His estate at Colebrook Row, Islington, was popularly styled "Starvation Farm," because of the scanty food provided for the cattle. He was famous among his own community for his extraordinary thrift and is remembered as one of history’s greatest misers.
Money should NOT command our affection and be the driving force in our lives. Today in prayer, praise Jesus that true wealth is knowing and loving Him. 
"There is nothing that makes men rich and strong but that which they carry inside of them. Wealth is of the heart, not of the hand." – John Milton
God's Word: "A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished." - Proverbs 28:20