Saturday, August 15, 2015

Money Matters

One day Winston Churchill was informed that he was to address the United Kingdom in one hour. He called a taxi and said to the driver, “Drive me to the British Broadcasting Corporation just as fast as you can.”
“Sorry, sir,” he responded, “I can’t. Sir Winston is to broadcast at six o’clock. I want to get home to hear him.”
The answer thrilled Churchill and he reached in his pocket and gave him a large sum of money.
“The devil with Churchill,” said the driver. “Hop in!” and off they rode.
There is nothing wrong with having money or enjoying the things that money can buy. But there is something wrong if wanting money causes us to do things wrong or to do the wrong things or if we compromise our values to get it.
Jesus said that if power or possessions, position or priorities have first place in our lives they will become worthless and ultimately destroy us. What we have in this world will be left in this world – we cannot take it with us.
Everything we have is temporary and cannot be exchanged for anything in the next. “The things of this world” cannot purchase salvation and eternal life. As Christians, we are obligated to make the pursuit of God the most important goal of our lives.
PrayerHelp us, Father, to live lives that demonstrate to others that You alone matter most. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

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