The Power of Money
Money was created as a tool to simplify life.
Just because money’s a tool, though, don’t underestimate its power. It can buy survival, comfort, security, allegiance, status, political office and more. It’s also a chief cause of strife within marriage and a leading cause of divorce. The powers of darkness have centuries of experience using money to destroy families even nations. Jesus warned both the rich and the poor against worshiping wealth. He told us to “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness”, (Matthew 6:33) and to trust Him to provide for our needs.
Spending drives an economy and many people seek identity in what they can buy. A primary symptom of discontentment is that you’re unable to experience peace living on what God has provided. You’re restless, you feel a void inside, and you’re always yearning for more. Jesus said: “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” (Matthew 6:24) More money and more things won’t bring satisfaction. True financial peace and contentment comes from accepting God’s lordship over all things. This includes money, how we manage the resources He entrusts to us, and our willingness to give generously. When you adopt this pattern of thinking, you’re no longer pressured from within to meet the world’s demands. Instead, you begin to define success by whether or not you’re faithful with what you have, regardless of the amount. You become content and realize that money is, indeed, simply a tool.
Now if you’re overloaded with credit card debt, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan that works. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.