How do we know if money talks? We all have heard the saying haven’t we? If we depend on it more than God to meet our needs it talks to you with statements like, “I will bring you happiness”, “You must work or do this in order to get rich no matter what the consequence are”, “Your marriage would be better if you had more money”, “It gives you freedom” and the list goes on. Money carries the spirit of the anti-christ because it gives the promise it is the only thing that can help you live and not God. It yells loudly of “Buy, Sell, Trade, Spend, Debt, Love Me, Save, Cash Now!”
In the earlier periods of history, families produced all they consumed and consumed all they produced. There was no need for money. But this changed once began to specialize. When some people became hunters and others became farmers, for example, they often made transactions by trading or bartering. This was relatively simple at first because the number of goods being traded was so limited. But the barter system has flaws. This continues until money had to take the place of bartering because of the value of worth.
Today everyone depends on money to buy or sell. We need money to live, pay our bills, support our families, give us food, clothing and shelter. However, the ties to “the love of money” has its consequences if we allow it to talk to us. We must understand God owns everything in this world including our cash.
God blesses giving and right motives. He wants us to work greed and selfishness out of our lives. The rewards come with a right heart. Jesus spoke about money often in his parables more so than heaven or hell. In fact over half of his stories talk in some way speaks about money and the hold it has on people.
The Lord says only to the extravagant givers that I say, “Ask anything” and He will do it.
We must learn to give. We must be givers and that includes our money. Money talks in more ways than one. If we keep it, it controls us, if we give according to God’s ways and plans, He blesses us. We sow the seed and reap the benefit either way. For the love of money is the root of all evil. Not the money itself, which if used as by a steward of God is a blessing, so much as the love of it. This greedy love is the source of every sin, for love of money Judas sold his Master.
What is money saying to you these days?
I Timothy 6:10 New International Version (©1984)
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.
Prayer: Lord, I must depend upon you to provide for my every need. You alone are my source of income through different avenues of your provision. I thank you Lord for always being there for me in times of need. Let me give cheerfully to continue your Kingdom on this earth. In Jesus Name. Amen.