If we are not careful our actions build an altar to the almighty dollar, and we ignore Almighty God, unless things go wrong and then we long for the Lord, our first love. Holy God is jealous over love affairs outside of Himself, especially when money becomes our mistress, a demanding one at that.
Jesus says love of money replaces love for Him, so how do you know if you are unfaithful? To defend or justify excessive amounts of time thinking or worrying about money is a sure bet it has captured your love. To scheme about, manipulate for more, or be consumed with running out makes you a likely candidate of a lover of money. However, there is a remedy for our love affair with stuff, and that is to give it away.
Replace getting with giving, and then your love of God and people will excommunicate your love/hate relationship with money. Generosity frees you from being owned by money, and cash cannot control what it does not have. Make money a servant of your Savior Jesus and you will certainly serve Him in the process. The reason many financially poor followers of Christ are faithful and free is because money has not become their master. Therefore, go with Christ over cash and you will find fulfillment.
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many grief’s” (I Timothy 6:10).
How can I increase my love for God and people, and eradicate my love of money?
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