Once, while walking through one of his factories, Henry Ford stopped to talk with an engineer. “Tell me,” he asked, “what is your ambition in life?”
With no hesitation he answered, “To make money and become rich!”
A few days later he returned to talk to the engineer. He paused for a moment and then handed him a pair of glasses.
In place of the lenses were silver dollars. “Put them on,” he said. “Now, what do you see?”
“Nothing but money,” he replied
“Maybe,” said Mr. Ford, “you should rethink your ambitions.”
Many people believe that money can bring happiness. Although there is evidence to prove that this is not true, it is a belief that drives many people to try to acquire more and more. It seems to lead to an endless cycle and life without peace.
Paul gives some us some guidelines to keep us focused. One day, whatever we have will all be gone. We will take nothing with us.
In view of that, we are to be content with what God gives us. We are to love people more than money and share what God has given to us with others when they have needs.
God has promised to give us what we need, not want.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for supplying our every need. May we learn to be content with what You graciously give us each day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 Timothy 6:6-10 For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs.