#MeditationMonday – Out of the abundance of a man’s heart, his mouth speaks.
Today’s verse is the popular 1 Timothy 6:10:
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
As we meditate today, let’s ask ourselves why we want the money and the resources that we ask for in prayer. Do we want to use our wealth to further and develop God’s kingdom on earth or to further our fleshly desires and our sin?
Young men and women, when you ask God for a car, is it to help you get to church and bible study on time? or a car to go off to the club and pick up prostitutes?
As children of God do we want wealth so we can intimidate others with the latest trends and accessories? Or do we want wealth so we can help our family and others in need?
It is a good thing to want to live in comfort and God desires this for us but it is not good to oppress others because we have wealth.
Lazarus begged for food at the gate of the rich man’s house and he refused him even though he had so much to spare and when the rich man died, he was begging Lazarus from hell to get him just a drop of water!
Some are so eager for money and so in love with money that they would do anything, they are even willing to stray from the word of God, they are willing to stray from the faith, just to find money. 1 Timothy 6:10 tells us that such people will only “pierce themselves with many griefs”
Do we want money because we want to finally say I’ve made it!
News Flash: In this world, there’s no “making it“, there’s always someone richer and wealthier and it’s that envy and greed that drives so many to keep wanting more and more until it leads them completely away from the word of God.
As christians we should never stray from God to find wealth, God is the wealthiest of all and we know that all the riches and glory belong to Him. Those who seek wealth outside the word of God, will only find grief and sorrow.
Remember that God blesses with wealth those whose hearts are in the right place, the prime example is our father Abraham! It is because his heart was in the right place that he was so wealthy and successful in all he did. Abraham walked blamelessly before the Lord and God made a covenant to bless him and his generation!
As we meditate on this today, Let’s honestly ask ourselves, why do I want wealth, what would I do if I had the resources I have been asking God for? Why am I taking this Job that will require me to sin in some way? (e.g. by sleeping with the boss or stealing money)
Let’s make sure that our hearts are in the right place so that we do not stray into all kinds of evil.
God bless you!