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 both God and money. – Matthew 6:24
We know we should serve God and not money… but how should we serve God? Is it by serving each other?
I’ve heard money described as a necessary evil. Unfortunately, in this ol’ world, we just need to have money – because no matter how many ROLLBACKS they have at Walmart, I’ve yet to see anything that says FREE!
There are people who put the almighty dollar on the throne of their heart – a place where only God should dwell – and that’s when it gets dicey and dangerous for Christians. It’s not bad to have money if you don’t put a greater value on it than on God.
Most of us have read the back of the Bible – and we know that the dollar we work so hard to earn will one day be as worthless as the paper it’s printed on. The real value of the dollar is not what it used to be – and it’s getting more worthless every day.
I read an article about how they will soon be putting a chip in all credit / debit cards to avoid identity theft. I told my husband about this and we just looked at each other – and he said, “They’ll figure it out – probably pretty soon.” I believe the next step will be to implant a chip under the skin of every person in the world. I believe Jesus is coming… SOON!!!
Christians know – we know that the green paper with the picture of the presidents on it – well, it will not be the most important thing when it’s all said and done. In the past, people have lied for it, deceived for it, embezzled to get it and killed for it.
We know that money is the root of all evil – but it is something we need to have because it is the accepted token of trade for those things we need and want in this world.
As Christians we need to remember that it is God who supplies our needs – and can I let you in on a little secret? He cares about the things we want as well. He really does! Have you ever wondered how something is going to work out and you may receive a refund check from a company that tells you that you’ve over-paid a bill?
I love the way God provides for His own. He will never forsake us. There’s a whole world out there that doesn’t have a clue about the prophecy in the Bible that is revealed – that there is coming a day when we won’t be able to use money to make purchases – that they will need a chip in the back of the right hand or the forehead. Once you receive that chip – that mark of the beast – you are marked as Satan’s. It will seem like just another societal requirement – but we know it’s much more than that. Our money says, “In God We Trust” – I pray we really do. 🙂