Daily Devotional: In love with God, or money?

Luke 16:13

~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.~

cards3 Money is a useful tool for many good purposes. But Jesus knew that if we began to love money, we would soon turn our backs on God. he wants no rivals. We are to love him with all our heart, mind, soul and strength [Mark 12:30].

In 1 Timothy 6:10, the love of money is described as “root of all kinds of evil.” The evidence is all around us; Couples divorce or file bankruptcy because of unwise spending and excessive debt; businesspeople lose hard-earned assets on risky investment schemes; respected citizens are caught cheating on their taxes or stealing from their employers. Love of money drives us to want more than we need and to be filled with fear for the future.

By contrast, God wants us to trust him for our needs and to use whatever wealth he gives us for his purposes. Money in the hands of a Christian can be a powerful weapon for advancing the kingdom of God. Every time we respond in total trust and cheerful generosity, we disarm the spirit of selfishness and greed.

Do you desire to be rich? For what purpose?

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