Our wonderful creator gave us free will – meaning we make our own choices. However, with making our own choices, we also have to be responsible for the consequences that come with those choices.
We use the Bible as a guide to lead us in our life and which choices to make. The Bible is very clear that we cannot serve God and be a servant of money.
1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV – “I have the right to do anything,” you say – but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” – but not everything is constructive.
1 Timothy 6:10 NIV – 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.
If we were to serve money, the more we get, the more we will want because we will indulge in greed and because there is no amount of money that our flesh will be satisfied with.
Leading our life with greed and the love of money will destroy us. It will put us in dangerous places, risky situations, and further away from God.
Plus, God tells us that he will provide everything we NEED! Believe it or not, He will provide us with the money we need. There is a substantial difference between the money we need and the money we want, even though we live in a world that bombards us with the message that we need more and more money; if we give in to that message, we will no longer be living for God but the world.
The world is filled with people eager for power and money but have you looked at what they’ve done in order to get in those positions? A lot of times, it’s not very biblical, or Jesus like.
Jesus came to this world to serve others, not money, and we are called to be like Jesus. We are called to live our lives for God, and in return, He provides for us. Although He gave us free will to choose our lives. We should choose to live our lives for Him because He died for us. And if you find yourself astray from Him, please know that you can come to Him at ANY time and repent. He will forgive you and accept you as His child.
Colossians 1:13-14 NIV – For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sin.
Are you serving God or money?
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