Greetings My Friends
Here is a word that gets a lot of attention. It can be a good thing, or a bad thing. You can own it, or it can own you.
We all need money in order to get the things we need. Some people have more needs than other people. What is a one man's wants, is another mans needs.
Money in itself is not bad. What is bad, is how we look at it. An honest days work will produce an honest days pay in most cases. It is a blessing from God. We are to help the less fortunate, and contribute to our church. If done with a thankful loving heart, it is blessed and multiplied back to us.
Money can also be a curse. Some people accumulate money just to have it. It becomes an obsessions, and becomes more important than God to some people. It never does them or anyone else any good. When they die, they do benefit someone at that point. Their whole life was spent with a false God consuming them.
Then of course you come to the people who are obsessed with stuff. They have to have everything they see, as well as more than anyone else. When it comes to stuff, they can't get enough stuff, and stuff is there God.
In the last two cases, people work themselves to death. Some are misers, some just spend. Many will do anything to satisfy their obsession. Crying, abandoning the family, and even following the devil.
You may think this statement follow the devil is exaggerating, but think about. If your obsession is fired up to the point it becomes your God, who else are you following if it isn't satan.
Money and its uses can be a blessing from God, or a means of destruction from satan. Do yourself a favor and read Ecclesiastes. It was written by a man who had more of everything, than anyone else in history. That man was Solomon, supposed to be the wisest of all men. If he can be taken in so can we.
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive all my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior. Amen.