Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
Money is something that people need in this world. It is required to purchase things that are needed such as: food, clothing, and housing. In itself money is not bad. It is a tool that has been made to be used by people.
In order to get money, people must work for it. They either work a job and someone pays them a wage, or they work their own business and people pay them for their services or products. And there is nothing wrong with working. A man must work in order to eat.
The problem that arises is the love for more money. People want more money than what they have, so they work that much more to get it. They will also sacrifice things or people to get more money.
People are not content with what they have and continually want more, bigger and better things. Greed takes place in the heart of a person. Discontent rises higher and higher in the struggle to get more money.
In the process of going for more money and being greedy, a believer is no longer trusting in God. He is no longer trusts that God is there for him and will never leave or forsake him.
God will always meet every need a believer has. There is no need so great that God cannot meet it. Not every desire that a person has is a need. Many things are wants and wishes, and may not be the best thing for a person.
God will only give the believer what is best for him. He will only meet what are truly needs. Beyond that is greed and may pull a person away from God. He needs to be content in what he both physically and in Christ Jesus.
Take a look at your life. What are you striving for in this life? More money and things? Or are you striving to have more of God?
God can and will meet every need you have, no matter how big or small it is. Trust in Him and be content with what He has blessed you with. Be content with the wealth you have in Jesus as your Savior. He won’t leave or forsake you.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know what you have in Jesus; that you will be content with what God has given you; and that you will trust in God’s provision for your life.