January 12, 2012

God or Money

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- January 12, 2012

“No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God’s sight”. Luke 16:13-15

There is a servitude that accompanies the love of God or money, for we serve what we love. In the case of Christ and cash you cannot serve both at the same time. The service of one cancels out the service of the other. It is the subtle service of money that short circuits service to my Savior Jesus. I cannot love Him and stuff at the same time, Jesus says, ‘I will hate the one and love the other’.

If we are not careful our actions build an altar to the almighty dollar, and we ignore Almighty God, unless things go wrong and then we long for the Lord, our first love. Holy God is jealous over love affairs outside of Himself, especially when money becomes our mistress, a demanding one at that.

Jesus says love of money replaces love for Him, so how do you know if you are unfaithful? To defend or justify excessive amounts of time thinking or worrying about money is a sure bet it has captured your love. To scheme about, manipulate for more, or be consumed with running out makes you a likely candidate of a lover of money. However, there is a remedy for our love affair with stuff, and that is to give it away.

Replace getting with giving, and then your love of God and people will excommunicate your love/hate relationship with money. Generosity frees you from being owned by money, and cash cannot control what it does not have. Make money a servant of your Savior Jesus and you will certainly serve Him in the process. The reason many financially poor followers of Christ are faithful and free is because money has not become their master. Therefore, go with Christ over cash and you will find fulfillment.

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many grief’s” (I Timothy 6:10).

How can I increase my love for God and people, and eradicate my love of money?

Related Readings: Proverbs 23:5; Romans 13:8; Acts 5:8; 8:20; Hebrews 13:5

Post/Tweet this today: It is the subtle service of money that short circuits service to my Savior Jesus. #money #service

Support Wisdom Hunters: Learn how you can help us reach other Wisdom Hunters with your monthly donation… click here: http://wisdomhunters.com/support-wh/

All Wisdom Hunters eBooks are .99 until January 31st… http://bit.ly/jHlNX0


Comments

  1. cbd store says:

    I’m the co-founder of JustCBD Store company (justcbdstore.com) and am planning to develop my wholesale side of business. I really hope that someone at targetdomain give me some advice 🙂 I considered that the most effective way to accomplish this would be to reach out to vape companies and cbd retail stores. I was hoping if someone could recommend a reputable site where I can purchase CBD Shops B2B Data List I am currently examining creativebeartech.com, theeliquidboutique.co.uk and wowitloveithaveit.com. Not sure which one would be the best selection and would appreciate any support on this. Or would it be easier for me to scrape my own leads? Suggestions?

  2. Общепринятый порядок признания и услуга ликвидация ООО вопрос интереснен каждому

  3. Spot on with this write-up, I really believe this site needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the advice!

  4. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this post and the rest of the site is very good.

  5. Everything is very open with a precise explanation of the challenges. It was definitely informative. Your website is useful. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hello, There’s no doubt that your site could be having web browser compatibility problems. Whenever I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Aside from that, great blog!

  7. There is definately a lot to learn about this topic. I love all the points you made.

  8. E Backers says:

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve visited your blog before but after browsing through a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I stumbled upon it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  9. SEO Consult says:

    I’m more than happy to find this web site. I wanted to thank you for ones time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it and i also have you book-marked to check out new stuff on your website.

  10. This site certainly has all the information and facts I wanted concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  11. Shore Ditch says:

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you so much, However I am having troubles with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I can’t join it. Is there anyone else getting identical RSS issues? Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  12. Hello, I think your site could be having internet browser compatibility problems. Whenever I look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Apart from that, great blog!

  13. Tic Tac says:

    Hello there! I just would like to offer you a big thumbs up for your great info you have got here on this post. I will be coming back to your web site for more soon.

  14. You are so cool! I don’t think I’ve truly read a single thing like this before. So nice to find someone with a few original thoughts on this topic. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is one thing that’s needed on the web, someone with a little originality!

  15. Ar Salaan says:

    Very good article. I’m experiencing many of these issues as well..


Comments are closed.

Recent Posts