Monday, May 24, 2010

Monkeys, Melons And Money

The ring-tailed monkey of Africa is one of the most difficult animals to catch. Few have mastered the art of capturing them. But the Zulus have no problem.

They know that the monkeys enjoy the seeds of melons. So, when they want to trap a monkey, they cut a hole in a melon just large enough for the monkey’s hand.

When the monkey sees the hole, he will put his hand in it and grab as many seeds as his hand will hold. However, his fist becomes too large and he can’t withdraw it from the hole. He will fight and screech and pull the melon after him, but he will not give up the seeds. Then, the Zulus capture him.

Many people love money like that. This is why Paul warns us that the “love of money is a root for all kinds of evil.”

Money can be a good servant, but in the end, make us its slave. We can use it to exalt our selves or glorify God. We cannot serve God and money, but we can serve God with our money.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I realize the trap that money may set in my life. May I understand that whatever I love becomes the end of my life. Help me to recognize the traps that the devil sets for me and to avoid being ensnared by him. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: 1 Timothy 6:10

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