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According to Galatians 3:13-14, poverty, sickness and death are curses, the result of Adam’s failure to obey God’s Word. Because Christ has redeemed us, we are no longer under the curse of the law. But God doesn’t control whether we live in poverty, we control it. It was not the decreed will of God for His people to be poor. However, God will let you be poor if you let you be poor. Many Christians accept poverty because they believe that’s just the way they should live. The scriptures clearly state that Jesus and the disciples were not poor. Jesus had more than enough to give to the poor and take care of the disciples during his three years of ministry. As believers, we need to follow the example of our Lord and not allow the cares of this world to dictate to us the way a believer should live out his or her Christian life.