A Danger of Abundance
C.S. Lewis said, “One of the dangers of having a lot of money is that you may be quite satisfied with the kinds of happiness money can give, and so fail to realize your need for God.”
It’s easy to believe you don’t need God when you have plenty. But, did you know the majority of warnings in Christ’s messages were to the wealthy, not the poor?
Knowing the depths of man’s sinful nature, He said, “…where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”.
“Do you trust God, or do you just say you trust God?” That was one of Larry Burkett’s favorite questions.
Our time on earth is short and, the appeal of materialism is great. The enemy of this world seeks to deceive us into thinking we can serve two masters. But, we can’t. We have to decide whether we will trust God or money.
Hebrews 13 instructs us to “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
True joy and purpose are only found in living for Christ. He gives us the opportunity to be a funnel with the wealth He gives us and to use it to accomplish His plans.
We must diligently renew our minds with His Truth so we aren’t conforming to this world. This protects our hearts from greed and pride. Focusing on Him, the things of this world grow strangely dim. Knowing He’s our Provider, we can rest in dependence on Him rather than on money.
Recognizing the sacrifice He made for us gives us a spirit of humility and gratitude. This allows us to live in true contentment that is evidenced in self-denial and love for others. It insulates us from the lie that we don’t need God.
Learning to live as a steward and understanding our need for God is a daily journey all believers must walk. Crown’s online MoneyLife Personal Finance study will help you on this journey by teaching you biblical principles about managing money. It’ll change you from the inside out, not just tell you how to save or get out of debt. You can enroll today!