Tuesday, November 9, 2010

For the Love of Money

Have you ever seen the movie Indecent Proposal?  It's about a wealthy man who offers a young married couple one million dollars to spend one night with the wife.  The couple agreed to do it, and ended up regretting it.  It destroyed their marriage. 

Here is the question that I have.  What did they think would happen after that night?  They were so blinded by all the plans they would make with the money that they failed to think about their love for each other.  I guess their love of money outweighed their love for each other.  It scares me to think about what we will do and have done for money. 

You know what scripture says about the love of money right?  Well in case you didn't know,  look up  the scripture 1 Timothy 6:10  "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 griefs."  (Note that it doesn't say the love of money is the root to some evil.  It says all kinds of evil.)

The married couple was so eager for the money that they caused themselves all kinds of drama for it.  As human beings, why do we tend to put more faith in our money than our faith in God?  Isn't God the one who made everything?  Everything on this earth belongs to Him, so why doesn't that knowledge keep us from putting Him in a box?  
Why do we choose to worry about the things which we cannot control?  
Can't we just put our faith in the one who knows all, sees all and who is everywhere?  

Nothing is too big for God.  This is often the pep talk that goes on in my mind almost daily because I need to be reminded that God knows the plans that He has for me.  How much is enough anyways?  The more money we come across, the more money we spend.  We need to learn how to be content whether we have very little, or very much.  And remember this, to whom much is given, much is required. 

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

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