“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10
Some people are living beyond their means and trying to prove points to people, going to all lengths to build houses, own cars, clothes shoes, bags and other items that they cannot afford. Some are selling themselves out for the Almighty dollar bill at the expense of their character, integrity and souls. Listen ladies, if you cannot afford a genuine Gucci bag for $500.00 buy a nice $20.00 bag, they do exist. Don’t sleep around with people just to get money to do your hair and nails or pay your rent. You are more valuable to God than that. Don’t use the child support money to buy new clothes and shoes and leave your children go hungry. Remember God is watching and whatever we sow we are sure to reap.
Young men, the $800.00 cell phones and the $1,000.00 car rims… For some people it an item is not name brand they cannot buy it or wear it. Do not get me wrong, I believe that we should look our best at all times but it is very important especially with what is going on in the world’s economy right now that we be wise. Live on a budget and save your money.
Parents, it is important that we teach our children from young the importance of godliness, honesty, integrity and contentment. If you give them everything they want, whether you can afford it or not and do not teach them the importance of being contented, honest and not being ensnared by the love of money, they will grow up thinking that the world owes them and some will venture into unscrupulous and illegal acts just to get what they want. Please don’t get me wrong, I am a parent and I know the children have minds of their own and there comes a time when parents no longer can make decisions for them. But according to the Word of God, the process of training is important and is actually the responsibility of the father. But if the father is not fulfilling the role then the mother has to try her best to do what she can to instill Godly values in her children.
God is calling the saints of God to be wise stewards of the money He has blessed us with. You see when you are faithful in little; God can bless you with more. Of course Christians, we must not rob God. We are to give 10% of our gross earnings to the Lord in tithes and offering on a monthly basis. If we don’t, we cause curses to come on ourselves and our families and give the enemy an open door to steal from us. Malachi If you are attending a church that preaches and teaches the uncompromised Word of God and you pay your tithes remember you are paying it to God, neither the pastor nor the church. God will hold the pastor and the church administration accountable and responsible for what is done with the funds. Give God what is His FIRST and you will see how he will cause the blessings to overtake you. You can neither win nor prosper if you rob God.
Do not allow money to be your God. Beware of deals, schemes, scams and if it seems all too good to be true, maybe it is. Do not allow the love of money to ruin your life. Submit your life totally to Jesus Christ; be contented and trust God to provide for you and your family. In Hebrew 13:5 it states “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Christians beware! In dealing with financial matters, if you get a check in your spirit, wait, take some time and seek God further before making decisions. Sometimes we have to wait on God but it is better to do that than to make decisions and then get into jail.
Saints of God, God is calling us to war in the Spirit in prayer against this spirit of greed that is rooted in the love of money; that is on the rise in our territory. Let us pray earnestly and fervently. Our prayers avail much.