“For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” – 1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV).
People worry about it, think of ways to get more of it, and dream about how to spend it. It is called Money- a medium of exchange that allows one to secure a good or service in exchange.
Through history money has appeared in form of cowry shells, coins, paper, gold, credit cards and most recently bitcoins. At every particular point in time the more one has the more such is declared able to use that “money” get whatever he wants. Such a person is called “rich”!
Because of that power people everyday are working for it. Money is not an end in itself but a means. There are though cases where money is seen as an end with many accumulating it in hoards. The feeling of sitting on sacks of the legal currency makes such feel secure, perhaps confident that with all the money they can solve any problem.
However, there are wrong. If the mere having of money was the means to solve any problem, then multi billionaires would never die of any ailment. Their money can secure the best health care but in the end the final call is made by the Almighty God. Besides, there are certain things that money can’t buy. Although money can help us secure the best services this may not result into our happinesses, especially when we are not content with what we have!
As Christians it is important we have the right attitude towards money. Because money can be used to secure goods and services we ought to find proper means like honest work and worthy investment to secure of it, as to pass through life well.
Yet, we should not be enslaved to money, for it is only an object to help us get by and not an end. For even without possession of it, God is never short of means to take care of us His children. For scripture says, “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” (Mathew 6:25)
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, you who has given us ability to create wealth, I pray that you take care of my needs by engaging in honest work, and that my heart may not be enslaved by money but use it to serve you more, this I pray in Jesus’s name!