Money

Ecclesiastes 5:10

10Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.

It warns us in 1 Timothy 6:10, 10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

When a father works overtime or have two jobs, does it mean that he loves money?  If a mother chooses to apply for a job opportunity that pays higher than her current salary, does it mean she loves wealth? Surely, parents have responsibilities to provide for a better way of life to their family by working doubly hard. It should be considered as great virtue, right? Most career people have bought such proposition, and most of us welcomed it without hesitation. Actually, the warning against love of money and wealth has become trivial. We don’t argue when one declares, “I don’t love money. I just want a better life for me and my family!” We want improvement, of course! We want better cozy homes. We want the best reliable car, especially, during winter. When better opportunity presents itself, it’s wise to grab it. Such kind of mindset, does it exhibit reliance upon God’s grace or human effort?

If prayed about it, it follows that we abide with the will of God and not what we want. We often measure our life with the lifestyle of others. We compare what we have to what others have. We work harder, earn more or acquire more things because we don’t want to be left out from the lifestyle of our peers. We disregard that only the Giver of life knows the best kind of life for us. Truly, sufficiency is better than scarcity but God’s will is far better than much wealth. Out of His love for us, His word warns that lovers of wealth are never satisfied with their income because they will never have enough, go astray from the faith and pierce themselves with so much pain. Lovers of money and wealth quietly hide behind nobility to provide for better way of living for the family and often exposed when frequently attacked by many terrible sorrows.

Lord Jesus, bless me to be satisfied with my income.

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