Money, Money, Money


“Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.”

~Luke 12:21, NLT


Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

~C.S. Lewis

The devil is a master when it comes to creating distractions. His plan is to get us so involved in things that don’t matter; things that have no eternal significance that we neglect all the things that do. Things like worship, loving your neighbor, bible study, prayer, ministry, missions and evangelism just to mention a few. There are some questions we need to ask ourselves: such as, what is the significance of my life? Who am I living for? How will I be remembered by my children and grandchildren? What am I carrying into eternity? Wealth has the power to keep us so busy that we don’t have time for the truly important things. Jesus said, “We are fools if we spend all our time and energy accumulating and managing wealth that we cannot keep or carry into eternity.” Jim Elliott, the martyred missionary, said before he was killed by the Quechua Indians in Ecuador {1956}, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim gave his life at age 28 but he knew that Jesus was right when He taught us…If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. {Matthew 16:25}

So do not be a fool by being wrapped up in storing up treasures for yourself; treasures that you cannot keep and failing to rich in your relationship to Christ. There is an old acronym for JOY that I learned as a boy…Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last. I double dog dare you to try it and I guarantee you it works. Have you ever met a happy miser? Have you ever known a person who went around doing good for others that was not happy? You do the math. Remember this, I can be wrong but Jesus is never wrong. So before you let money become your god, you better read Luke 12 one more time. Money is a pitiful god and it will make you a miserable slave.

A couple of videos I want to share: the first is very short, a clip of President Trump giving praise to Jesus and the second an election day sermon by Gary Hamrick which is one hour and six minutes. It is a Jack Bailey type sermon but much better articulation and superior command of facts. It is something you might be able to share with a friend who is voting for them dems.

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