Matthew 6:24 New International Version (NIV)
24 “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.”
Having money and the love of money are not the same things. The love of money is an issue of the heart. Money is a tool for exchange. It is used to grow business, to move things, to change things, to grow relationships through investing. We use things….we love people. We don’t love things. We value life and people. If at any time you move from loving people to seeing them as only tools–assets or liabilities–there is an issue with the heart. Money can be used to build homes for the needy, to send the Gospel across the nations, and to assist in times of crisis.
Once a person begins to serve money, they will do anything to get more of it. It can cause a person to become more self-sufficient than God-conscious. It can cause a person to betray their own family and associates–just like Judas. Be on guard about your need of Jesus as LORD and Savior. The Bible says, “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but you don’t do what I say” (Luke 6:46). If we love God, we will obey His Word.
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