“Stop collecting treasures for your own benefit on earth, where moth and rust eat them and where thieves break in and steal them. Instead, collect treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moth and rust don’t eat them and where thieves don’t break in and steal them. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. Therefore, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how terrible that darkness will be! No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. (Matthew 6:19-24, CEB)
This is an interesting passage. Jesus ends it with, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” I have always said that if you show me your checkbook register I can tell you what your treasure is. Money is not a god to worship but is a tool. It helps us acquire things but is not something that can rule our lives unless we let it.
If you are serving wealth and trying to collect treasures for yourself, know that you can’t take it with you. You came into this world naked with nothing and that is how you leave, well maybe not naked, but with nothing. He who dies with the most toys dies. That is not winning.
Focus your life on God and use money to help get the message of Love to the world.
Loving People. Loving God.