Make your money God's servant

'Those who love money will never have enough.' Ecclesiastes 5:10 NIV

Everyone needs money to live, but it's important that it doesn't rule our lives!

Here are three things that money is not: (1) A best mate. A wad of money might buy you a bit of bling, but it won't be a shoulder to cry on when you're hurting, it won't have you in stitches over the phone, it won't have a kick about with you down at the park. Money can buy people; it can't buy friends. (2) A ticket to happiness. What would you spend your millions on anyway: a fast car; swimming pool for the house; pair of solid gold underpants? You'd soon become bored with your latest new gadget or toy. Jesus knows this, that's why he said, 'Life is not about having a lot of material possessions' (Luke 12:15 GWT). (3) A comfort. Jesus told a story about a rich man who thought he had everything worked out (see Luke 12:16-21). He had so many material possessions that he didn't have enough room for them. Rather than being creative and kind with his stuff, he decided to keep it and build bigger spaces to store it all in. That same night he died. So, who ended up with all his stuff? Not him, that's for sure.

The point is that we end up with nothing when we rely on our money and possessions rather than relying on God.

So what now? Aim to be 'loaded' with God, not with cash. That way, you're more likely to use the money you have wisely. Make your money God's servant.

Soulfood: Rev 15-18 Mt 21:33-46 Ps 136:13-26 Pro 6:32-35,

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