Martin Luther King’s “False God of Money” Part 2

What do you really worship?

Today I continue Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s message that he gave back in 1953 on the false god of money. He said, “No one can really minimize the importance of money for it is necessary for survival itself. Money in its proper place is a worthwhile and necessary instrument for a well-rounded life, but when it is projected to the status of a god it becomes a power that corrupts and an instrument of exploitation. Man is more than a dog to be satisfied with a few economic bones. Man is a child of God born to have communion with that which transcends the material. Man cannot live by bread alone. Will you serve the god whose power is limited to stacking up stocks and bonds?”

Well, I agree with Dr. King. God is the only one worthy of our worship. Only He could have fed manna to the Israelites in the wilderness. Only He could have multiplied 5 loaves and 2 fish to feed thousands of men, women, and children, and only He can meet our real needs. God is our Provider. He’s our Jehovah Jirah. We pray in His name, believing that He can do anything. Now we can’t predict how or when He will provide, but He is completely trustworthy. Your need may come through a raise, a gift, or the stretching of resources. Remember Dr. King’s words: “Choose you this day whom you shall serve, the god of money or the eternal God of the universe.”

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