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Good money management begins with
Deciding: my Master or my Servant?


Ecclesiastes 5:
10 He who loves money shall never have enough.
O the foolishness of thinking that wealth brings happiness!
(Living Bible)

1 Timothy 6:
10 For the love of money is the first step toward all kinds of sin. Some people have even turned away from God because of their love for it, and as a result have pierced themselves with many sorrows.
(Living Bible)

Have you ever caught yourself thinking that if you just had enough money, all your problems would be solved and you would be happy?
In a sense that may well be true.

But if that thought leads to the place where you begin to make money your god, then our first key verse will begin to apply to you: money will have become the be-all and end-all of your living in this earth.

The first problem with loving money is that we deceive ourselves into believing that wealth brings happiness. The next lie happens when we begin believing that if we throw enough money at "the problem", it will be solved.

That is gross deception, because the cosmetic solution we will get from doing that, will fool us into believing the problem is solved, when in fact we have just papered it over, to burst out again at an even more inconvenient time.

If we choose wisely, and decide that we will love God - as opposed to loving money - then money will be our servant instead of a master.

Then we will not deceive ourselves into thinking that throwing money at our problem must solve it.
Most problems need both the loving intervention of the Lord and of people who know what they're doing, in order to be healed from the root.
Money will probably help, but it never solves anything.

O the folly of believing that wealth brings happiness, or peace, or true inner satisfaction!

Prayer:
Father, if I have had in my heart a secret love for money,
and if I have deceived myself into believing money brings happiness,
forgive me for such foolish believing.
Help me to love You first and also to think soberly about money, so You can trust me with all the money I really need,
in Jesus' name,
Amen.



There's a new thought here tomorrow.
See you then, God willing!





Psalm 107:
17 Some fools turned against God and suffered for the evil they did.
18 They refused to eat anything, so they almost died.
19 In their misery they cried out to the LORD, and he saved them from their troubles.
20 God gave the command and healed them, so they were saved from dying.
21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his love and for the miracles he does for people.
22 Let them offer sacrifices to thank him. With joy they should tell what he has done.
(New Century Bible)




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