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All I Have Is That Money On My Mind

Posted: Wednesday, April 13

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Joshua 7:16-9:2
Luke 16:1-18
Psalm 82:1-8
Proverbs 13:2-3 

 

Verse of the day:

No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. (Luke 16:13)


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I, like anyone else I know, enjoy money! I like going on cruises. I would like to drive a Rolls. I would like to not have to think about bills ever again. If someone told me that they would like to give me a Scrooge McDuck fortune for me to swim in, I wouldn’t say no. I enjoy a nice life, and money makes life a lot more enjoyable! But is it possible to be a follower of Jesus and still have a wallet full of only 100s?

 

 

According to Jesus, you can only serve one master. And that makes complete sense. I mean how successful can you truly be trying to please two opposing parties? The thing with money is that it controls so many absolutely. You ever hear the phrase, “The one who dies with the most toys wins?” For many, that’s the life motto. Get paid and do what you can to get paid more. Build the trust fund, work for retirement, push out anyone who gets in the way, and whenever you can - treat yo self!

 

 

There is nothing wrong with money. In fact, money when used correctly is a tool. Like a hammer or screwdriver, money is a device to accomplish and build what needs to be done. If you’re a follower of Jesus, He is your master. We live life according to what He wants. He is our priority and filter through which we make all of our choices. So when it comes to money, Jesus warns us that either He is our master and we use money as a tool for what He wants to accomplish, or we let the tool control us. If Jesus is our master, money cannot be our focus. Hoarding loads of cash isn’t what life was made for. Jesus intended for us to use money as a tool to build His kingdom, because followers of Jesus do anything we can to bring Him glory. 

 

 

As a follow up, it’s not wrong to use money for vacations or homes or other fun things. It comes down to the heart of the issue - is Jesus your master or is money? Who controls you? You can only serve one master faithfully. Let your pursuit and focus in life be about the glory of God and not the stack of wealth. Money is fun, but eternity couldn't care less about how many times you swam in your Scrooge McDuck vault.

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