How Does Dave Justify Wealth?

Lisa asks how Dave justifies building wealth when there is so much need in the world.

QUESTION: Lisa on Facebook asks how Dave justifies building wealth when there is so much need in the world.

ANSWER: I justify it because I am not Jesus. I am not a messiah. I am not God. I cannot—no matter how much wealth I attain or don’t attain—I cannot move a needle in the scope of the whole world—number one.

Number two, I’m not building personal wealth. I manage it for God. As a Christian, I don’t own anything. The wealth that we’re managing we’re managing first for the good of our family—that’s biblical, for the good of our future, and the good of our family tree—both of those are biblical—and for the good of others. Helping others around the world is something we do very, very regularly.

The personal consumption of our wealth is a small percentage of the overall net worth, and I’m perfectly fine with it. The problem some people have is they get confused about their doctrine on this, and they get confused about their philosophy on this. I just got over my messiah complex. I’m not God. He is.