In today’s church I hear so much talk against money. It seems as if money in itself is evil and should be avoided at all cost. If any churches have an abundance of money than they are often deemed as crooked. Should it be that way? How can we change the thought of money in the church? Is money something that we should aim for or just sweep under the rug and not make it a priority to work for?
I know some of you are reading this and have probably had some negative thoughts already. Please keep reading and hear me out. I understand we serve one God and money is not that God, period. Many people do worship money or at least what money can do. I want to say what the Bible has to say about money is right on point. 1 Timothy 6:10 says, “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.” This is what we see all the time unfortunately. I think we often look at money in the wrong way.
Money is a tool used to build something. We use money to fund mission trips, build churches, feed the homeless, and so much more. Money is a medium of exchange that we use in order to get things done. We trade a certain amount of currency for something else. At one time people traded cattle and produce for other items, but we wouldn’t call cattle or produce evil right? The problem is our hearts and the desire to acquire things that we think will make us happy and fill any voids that we have. Jesus talked about money so much in scriptures because I think he knew it would be his biggest competition for our hearts. The Bible does talk about how we should handle money. Jesus tells a story about investing and being good stewards of what He blesses us with. Please be responsible with your finances and learn how to manage it properly. God uses people to bless people. Do you want to be that blessing for a person trying to go on a mission trip? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to help someone with the costs of adoption? Would you like to buy a single mom a used car, so she can make it to work and college to better her family’s future? These are just a couple true stories I have heard because someone viewed money as a tool to build up the kingdom, instead of an evil temptation from Satan.
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