In life,we all need money to buy almost everything we need but how to earn it plunges many people into destructions
Money is calling,who doesn’t like it?.How powerful rich men can manipulate people in this 21st century is beyond my imagination. Money speaks and justice is denied, money speaks, and the wicked is made righteous, money speaks and kids become adults and adults become kids, money speaks and the prudent becomes wise and the wisdom of the wise is nullified in the face of men,money speaks and people forget about their financial problems.These are few of what money can do in our modern world making people idolize money on the face of this earth.
Today’s article from the bible will teach us about money and how God want Christians to handle it.Most at times people misquote the original verse in 1 Timothy 6:10 which says:
“For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after,they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”.
I want all believers to take a good look at the above verse; it is the “love of money” which is the root of all evil,but not “money”.Money is not a bad thing but if you wander from your faith and love money,then it is like idolatry. Money has become your god.Jesus said you cannot worship both God and money.
“No man can serve two masters;for either, he will hate the one and love the other…..you cannot serve both God and money”(Matthew 6:24).
Money is not the source of all kinds of evil,the only thing that is the source of all evil is sin(Romans 5:12).God has many special gifts for us when we worship him well.He said we should ask anything in his name and he will do it.Solomon asked for wisdom and God gave it to him,in addition to wealth which made him the richest man ever to live.He blessed him with riches. So for anyone getting rich is not a sin but if your wealth drives you away from God and righteousness then you become a friend of the devil. Jesus said it would be difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.And the question is why did he say this?.It all began when a young rich man approached him to find out how he can gain salvation.Jesus told him to follow what is in the word. He replied that he has done all what the scripture says. He was so proud of that, but Jesus told him to go and give out his wealth to the poor,get back and follow him.This rich man found it insane to do that. What did Jesus say then?.
“Then Jesus said unto his disciples, verily I say unto you that a rich man shall hardly enter into the Kingdom of God”(Matthew 19:23).
Jesus said this,because many rich men have idolized their wealth and have wandered far away from the grace and love of God.If you are a rich man and you think your money can save you without fearing God,O I tell you the truth you lie bad.
Some people are greedy enough to cheat, kill and destroy innocent lives to amass wealth for themselves, all because of the love of money in their hearts.The devil has incited them to destroy and be rich.In this very 21st century, everyone seems to find any means necessary to earn money and be rich to fulfill his or her fantasies;building mansions,buying luxury cars,own huge properties and satisfy his or her sexual desire anyhow he or she want. The youth today don’t mind sacrificing their friends,parents, strangers or parts of their body for spiritual money.They only want to be rich so they consult demons and spiritualists to gain direct access to huge amount of monies.This kind of evil thing is very common in Africa.It is termed as “blood money”. Youths are having deals with the devil.After a couple of successful years, they become fed up, because the money-god will demand for sacrifice occasionally. Some have bitterly regretted for chasing money from the wrong direction of life.Failure to perform the sacrifice will result in your death.What does the bible say to those who are hungry for quick money?.
“Those who want to be rich,however stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desire that plunge people into ruin and destruction”( 1 Timothy 6:9).
The devil doesn’t give anything for free, if he promises you the world never mind him because:
1.He is the father of lies(John 8:44),he will promise to make you happy,rich and healthy.
2. He will not fulfill his promise in full and make you pay for the little thing he has done for you with your life.
3. He will reject you when you need him most.
When the love of money drives you to amass wealth for yourself, will you carry them along when you die?,will your money even save you from dying?. Why then would you allow the devil to deceive you to love money but not your creator.Your life is precious than money.
“Truly,every man goes on his way like an image;he is troubled for no purpose;he makes a great store of wealth and has no knowledge of who will get it”(Psalms 39:6)
I always say the devil is not wise.He is a liar, a crafty liar who can lure you with world pleasures to sin against God.If you are a believer, I will implore you to be on guard and you will know all the crafty devices of the devil.We came to earth naked and in naked shall we go.
If you want to be rich, have patience and use the right way.Invest in something profitable,work hard,save for the future and gradually God will bless your hard work. When you use the right channel to be rich God will bless and protect you from enemies.
He has said; “The silver is mine,the gold is mine said the LORD of host”(Haggai 2:8).Yes off course he created everything in the universe, if you will humble yourself and get close to him with all your heart and mind, he will never forsake you.He will make you rich by blessing you.When God makes you rich don’t be selfish,open your hands for the needy and anyone who genuinely needs your help.For more money you give,the more your blessings increases. I understand many rich men do give to charities and that is a good thing.Be content in whatever you have and wait for the lord for his time is the best.
In summary,do not let the love of money drive you to sin against God.Money is good for everyone but don’t be greedy,don’t fight for it with your life because any moment from now you can die and leave everything behind. What have you done to your soul for owning the world and losing your precious life?.