“Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money”
What an interesting quote! Money does seem to have a way to make people love it. Money enables us to acquire goods (clothing, gadgets, car), pay for our bills, put a roof over our heads. The capacity to possess money dictates how we dream about our next Instagramable travel or at the very least, our next Insta-worthy meal.
Money – Everyone uses money. We all want it, work for it and think about it.
In fact, for many of us, the sense of security is somehow directly proportional to our capacity to possess money. This need for security drives us to put our efforts, attention and affections towards possessing a greater amount of money. We explore various avenues to grow or multiply our earnings. We sit through presentations of well dressed “investors” who hit it big time with big risks they took, and now they are enjoying the big reward of those big risks.
Money. We invest so much of our thought and emotions towards it that we come to a point loving it above many other things in life, and yet have a great sense of discontentment about life?
The Bible has something to say about it:
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”. So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
Here is the truth:
- Money can leave us. As securing as money may seem, money is still a created commodity. It is transient, it can be made and lost. What seemed like a good investment where we bet all our savings on, might fade away into the invisible skies.
- Money can forsake us. Oh the number of times we’ve been flabbergasted by money. The stock and currency values fluctuate. Promises that people made, won’t hold good. Even if our wealth accumulates, it leaves us wanting more.
- But God will never leave us nor forsake us. If there is one constant in our life, it’s Jesus. Stocks and currency can change, but Jesus is forever the same. Even when everything fades away, our God is still ever present. Schemes might fail us, but Jesus is always dependable. Money can satisfy us temporarily, but Jesus satisfies us eternally.
So as important as money is in our lives, the love of money can never bring contentment to our lives. It has every potential to disappoint us. But we hold on to God, the one who will never leave us nor forsake us. So even when hardships come our way, we can confidently say “The Lord is my helper, I will not fear”.