Do not weary yourself to gain wealth. Cease from your consideration of it. When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings like an eagle that flies toward the heavens. Proverbs 23:4-5
We live in a money hungry world. We always want more money. More money means more security, more fun, more opportunities, more things and the list goes on and on. But does it really?
Money matters. We know it does. That’s why we work hard for money. We work to get it, keep it and spend it.
Money can become all of life if we are not careful. Money can become our master. And it is a cruel master. It always demands more! And just when you need it, it flies away!
How do we keep money from becoming our master? There’s only one way. Let God be our Master.
No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Luke 16:13
When I took drivers education, the instructor said, “Be careful what you look at while you’re driving. You will automatically go where you look!”
So what are you looking at? Do you have your eyes fixed on God or fixed on money? Do you spend more time thinking about God’s agenda or getting ahead? Do you spend more time thinking about your plans or God’s plan? Do you see your money as a means to serve God or do you see God as a way to get more money?
Fix your eyes on God today. Handle your money wisely but do not let it become your Master. Love the Lord, not money!