Money isn’t everything
Pastor Mark Jeske
Would you believe me if I told you that money isn’t everything? No, I didn’t think so. In our culture everything’s for sale. Money is the ultimate tool to get what you want. Indeed, it is an efficient and powerful tool, capable of much evil as well as much good. But the love of it is addictive, and men and women for millennia have sold their souls in pursuit of it.
How can you develop a healthy attitude toward money? How can you teach your children and grandchildren? First, help them see all their possessions as belonging to God. The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. We are renters and employees in God’s world, not owners and controllers. Second, we are managing God’s stuff for him, to advance his royal and divine agenda, and our financial lives work best when we see ourselves as his managers. Third, worshiping God and serving other people are more important (and more fulfilling) than seeking your own power and comfort.
Money really isn’t everything. In fact, it isn’t even the most important part of a happy life. Even if you’re not sure you can believe me, you would do well to believe God: “Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred” (Proverbs 15:16,17).
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