What is the most important THING in your life? I believe many people would answer this question differently. Some people may say “family, friends, health, the environment, animals, etc, while others may say money, money, and more money! How many of you when asking yourself this question automatic thought “GOD” without hesitation? If you did then you are RIGHT! Our creator God should be the most important thing in your life and everything else should come second and yes even the people you most love in the world.
If we start to put God first ALWAYS then everything else will follow. The one thing that many people seem to put first in this life is MONEY or MAMMON (in the bible). Jesus makes very clear in the Bible that this is not the way to get into His Father’s kingdom. See scriptures illustrating this below:
‘No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment? Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.’ Matthew 6:24-34
Money is to be used and not idolized or loved especially when it comes to Jesus! Jesus knows He is competing with money and Satan’s lies! Don’t let the love of money make you stumble into a life of sin whether you make a lot of money to spend it or save all your money because you are fearful of having none. These ways are both wrong according to the Word of God. Jesus would like us to make money to give and help others and to not worry about ourselves. Remember if you have faith in God then you trust Him to care for you just like he cares for all of the animals. We are WAY more important than the animals to God because we are made in His image. Why wouldn’t God then provide for us too?
If you are going through any struggles with money or anything else in your life remember to give it up to God and He will take care of the rest! It is nice to have money with no cost to your soul, but it is better to have eternal life with Jesus in His kingdom.
May God bless you all!