“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” – (Matt 6:24)
Jesus makes clear that we must choose who will be our master – God or money. As God’s children, He demands our total allegiance.
God calls us to be generous. Money calls us to be selfish and to store our wealth. God says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). Money says we should not give, because we will not have enough to provide for our needs. Choose who to obey.
You don’t become blessed with material prosperity for giving money to a church or to a pastor, No. The whole package of prosperity whether spiritual, finances, emotional health, social life, physical well-being, and wellness of mind are granted through obedience to Christian disciplines. Giving is one aspect of that discipline.
God desires a relationship with Him first, one that is based on knowing and obeying His word. We can never bribe God into a relationship.
The bible teaches that God owns all silver and gold: “‘The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,’ declares the Lord of armies.” (Hag 2:8) Just like money can never buy us a ticket to heaven, it cannot accord us any special connection to God.
While serving as a means for accessing our needs, money is a tool to train us obedience. Whenever you have money, big or small, know that God has allowed you an opportunity to learn trusting Him above any other.
Whenever we put money and property before God, whenever our loyalty is more into getting more money and accumulating wealth above our seeking for God, it is called idolatry.
God desires we serve Him with all that we are and with all that we have. It is putting everything about us to the service of God. God is Love and He wants us to serve Him by extending His love to someone.
As Christ-followers, we make a difference in our world by living in a way opposite to the god of money. As our faith in Jesus grows, our lives are marked by selflessness, generosity, and love.
© Wisdom from Above 2021
Rev. Bobby K. Ndung’u
📢 Christian Missionary
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