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Blinded by Money?

 

(1 Timothy 6:17-19) “Tell those who are rich in this age not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, let them place their confidence in God, who lavishly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”

“They are to do good, to be rich in good actions, to be generous, and to share. By doing this they store up a treasure for themselves that is a good foundation for the future, so that they can keep their hold on the life that is real.”

 

 


Money can change a person completely for the worst. It can break up families, life-long friendships, and marriages, and even replace God in your life. This is the power of wealth and God is very concerned about how it can stop us from connecting with Him. People will lie to their customers, cheat on their taxes, steal from their loved ones, and even kill their conscience in order to achieve wealth. Yes, even those who say they believe in God or follow Christ.

One has to be properly trained in order to handle fame and money if they don’t want to end up destroying their lives and of those they love. The only way to safeguard yourself from the negative effects of money is to, first of all, achieve it through Godly methods and without causing harm to anyone else. And second, continually give to others, thus acknowledging that God is the one who allowed you to achieve that wealth.

If you are not willing to give to those who, in your opinion, don’t deserve it, then you are playing to be God. You don’t consider yourself a steward of His money but the boss. When we first require someone to behave a certain way or live a certain lifestyle before we can help them, we are declaring that what we have to give belongs to us. By behaving the way God does with what we have, that is, to give it all up if necessary unconditionally, we store up treasure in heavenly places and have chosen eternal life.

I’m not saying that you can buy your way into heaven, but by not giving, you are not showing faith in God or His ability to provide for you much more than you can give.

The Bible warns us not to put our trust in riches as it has wings and can fly away. Your fame and good name can be completely destroyed in one moment of weakness. All your investments can become nothing if the market decided to crash tomorrow. And no money in the world can stop you from facing your Creator if tonight He has decided that your time is up.

If you are waiting for the millions before showing gratitude, then you are probably still believing that the little you have is your personal achievement or that you deserve more. Before you can become wealthy, you need to have the mindset of the wealthy. It means you don’t fear losing it all or giving some of it away, as you have already learned how to become wealthy.

 

 

God is the first one who wants you to have wealth and enjoy it, but in return, He does ask you to show some gratitude.

 

 

Prayers
• Heavenly Father, You did, and You will do awesome deeds to us. Lord, in righteousness You will answer. Lord, Your anger is for a moment, but Your favour is for a life time.
• Thank You, Father, that You hold the wealth of the world in Your hands.
• Thank You, for allowing us to prosper, gain wealth and enjoy it.
• Forgive us for not giving the way we should and for making our money our security.
• Forgive us for being arrogant the moment we experience riches.
• We chose today to reject the authority and dominion money has over us.
• We confess today that all we have belongs to You and give you the freedom to do as you will with it.
• We trust that You can give us much more than what we can give to others.
• We choose today to do good, to be rich in good actions, to be generous, and to share what You have given us.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

1 Comment

  1. Deepa Daryanani
    22 July 2023 @ 10:35

    AMEN ! 👍🙏💯

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