|Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves his wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. ~Ecclesiastes 5:10
This verse speaks volumes! Think about this for a second; when you really love something, you are never satisfied with the amount you have. For example, when you love someone, you want to spend more time with them. The same goes for money, when you love it, you want more, so you will never be satisfied with what you have.
If you read the next verse; ďAs goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them.Ē When your goods increase, those who consume them also increase, so what good is it to you to have more? So that you can continue to give it away? Look at superstars, they have tons of money, but they end up giving it to their personal trainers, bodyguards, drivers, lawyers, accountants, etc. This makes no sense to me. The more you have, the more your expenses are; if this isnít vanity, then I donít know what is.
The point I am trying to make here is not that having money is bad; it is that our focus needs to be back on track. Why would anyone want to focus on something we end up having to give away over and over again? The title of a song says, ďMore Money More Problems.Ē I totally agree with this! There are so many people out there that canít go to Church on Sunday because they have to work overtime. So many people fall asleep at Church because they worked too much the night before. What is this doing for your salvation? Anything that causes your service to God to suffer is not worth it. Jesus urges us in Matthew 6:33 to seek FIRST his kingdom and his righteousness and everything else will be added unto you. This means putting God before your job and before your next Ďget rich fastí plan. This means taking into account your service to God before you make commitments that will affect it.
I challenge you today to refocus your life and put God back in his rightful place as #1 in your life. The love of money is the root of evil, and the more you chase after it, the less you will have. Think about how much time you spend thinking about money; how you are going to get it and what you are going to do. Compare this amount to that which you spend thinking about God. Is one more than the other? If so which one? Meditate on that; Iíll let you be the judge.
Stay blessed and spread the word.