I photographed a three day conference last year with the nations wealthiest entrepreneurs. The text in my daily Bible reading for the last day I was there was in the opening of 2 Timothy 3 and could not have been more perfect. It was as if it were written today. While many of these people are after innovation, I found myself wondering how the billions in wealth in the room has affected these people. I was talking to a friend who said they wonder if Warren Buffet is a Christian. Just because people give so much of their wealth away, in his case 90% of all his income goes to charity, does not mean they must be Christian. I remember my pastor commenting on the tremendous hole we have in our lives before we find Christ and he attributed it to the likes of babies who are constantly stuffing anything they can get their hands on into their mouths. We desire God so we stuff whatever we can into that God-shaped hole, even doing good. To do good for others is at the heart of our inner desire for God. It is the only reason people are able to do selfless acts even outside the grace of God. I pray for all these “100 most intriguing entrepreneurs”. I pray that they would find God in their journey and really begin to do some serious damage in the Name of Christ.
Godlessness in the Last Days
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
(2 Timothy 3:1-7 ESV)