The Love Of Money
The love of money clouds your view the same way the clouds block the sun. The clouds cover the sun and prevent the rays of light from breaking through, dimming the sun’s brightness. The more clouds covering the sun, or the more you love money, the cloudier your view and the darker your life will be. The fewer clouds covering the sun or none at all, or the more you despise money, the clearer your view will be and your life will always be bright and sunny.
The only consistency money offers is that it comes and goes just like the clouds in the sky. It is here and gone in a moment. Money is not stable or secure. A life built on money, “ will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell- and it was a great fall (Matthew 7:26-27).” Imagine the grief you would experience if you lost your house due to your love and longing for money.
A life serving God cannot coincide with a life longing for money. You either love God and despise money or you love money and despise God. They do not go hand in hand. As children of God, we should always be happy and content with what we have been given and not always yearning and striving for more like the world who is never satisfied. If we believe that God knows what we need, then we should also believe that He will provide it. And truthfully, we need a lot less than we think we need. We can free ourselves from the love of money when we earnestly seek the will of God, His kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:22). The world needs now more than ever believers, full of light, who have clear eyes whose vision is free from the clouding of money.
If you’re not sure where you stand with God and money, let me remind you that, “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21).” What you treasure is what you live for, what you focus on, what you think about, how you spend your time and why you do it. The things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and those things defile a person (Matthew 15:18).” If your treasure and heart are one, then what you treasure will flow from your heart and come out of your mouth. You may also discover your treasure by listening to the words you speak. Then you will hear and know what you treasure most.
Cannot serve two masters; hate one love the other, devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. Matthew 6:24
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10
The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. Matthew 6:22