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Crazy Money – $98,000 Mona Lisa Viewing

It’s Crazy Money Day!

The Louvre in Paris, France is the largest and most visited museum in the world. Originally a grand fortress, it became a royal palace before its conversion to an art museum in 1793. Several months ago, an auction was held to offset the millions of dollars lost during Covid. They raised $2.9 million. One bidder paid $98,000 to view Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa up close without the protection of its bulletproof glass. It was painted between 1503 and 1506 and could be worth more than $860 million.

Leonardo was a brilliant artist, scientist, and inventor, but his works don’t come close to God’s. In Revelation 4, John describes 24 elders falling down, laying their crowns before the throne of God. In worship, they cry out to Him: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” (Revelation 4:11)

Man’s creations pale in comparison to God’s. Yet, how easily we fall for other things. We must guard our hearts to prevent anyone or anything from taking His rightful place. Many find security in money, but there’s a warning in Hebrews 13:5: “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what we have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” Money and paintings will never satisfy hungry hearts. Only God can. So worship Him!

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