Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, 5 August 2016
Your Money And You
"Those who trust in their wealth and boast in the multitude of their riches, none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him." Psalms 49:6-7 NKJV
The problem with a lot of us is that we put our trust in money. You notice that you feel confident when you have a reasonable sum of money in your bank account; it's like you are secure. The truth is that it is a false sense of security. For some it's possessions; having lots of assets makes them feel safe: Jesus said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” Luke 12:15
Don't get to the point where money becomes everything to you. Money should never be your sole or primary motivation in life. The truth is that it is wrong for us as believers to be crazy about money or anything else of this world, and it's time we told ourselves the truth. Many of us have been trying for years to serve two masters; and some find it hard to give, even to the poor, because it will seem as if a part of them is dying. What a shame.
Paul wrote to Timothy: "Give this command to those who are rich with the things of this world. Tell them not to be proud. Tell them to hope in God, not their money. Money cannot be trusted, but God takes care of us richly. He gives us everything to enjoy. Tell those who are rich to do good—to be rich in good works. And tell them they should be happy to give and ready to share. By doing this, they will be saving up a treasure for themselves. And that treasure will be a strong foundation on which their future life will be built. They will be able to have the life that is true life." 1 Timothy 6:17-19
I declare today that my hope is in God alone. From today I am rich in good works, happy to give and ready to share. I am a blessing to my world.
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim