Life is expensive. Don’t fall in love with money. Don’t even get attached to it, and certainly don’t live for it. Our society is focused on living to make money…but why? What’s the point? Here’s a news flash in case you haven’t figured it out yet: you’re always going to have problems, and they’re always going to cost money. The American dream is really just an attritional cycle of making and losing money. The higher your standard of living, the more you spend. The more money you make, the more money you owe. What a meaningless existence…yet that’s what the world tells us to live for. What I want to know is: how could you live thinking this is all there is? Where do athiests, agnostics, deists, and skeptics see their purpose? Where is the hope in working your whole life for something you will be constantly losing? I’m not one of the formerly mentioned, so I don’t know; is that meaningless cycle really what you live for? If so, WHY?! Sometimes I do hear people say they just “want to make the world a better place”. But even if you find a cure for cancer, you’re still just going to die , and so are the people you cured. Not to mention somebody’s gonna try to make money off the cure. And eventually the world that you made better is going to end. So without God, what’s the point?
It’s amazing how true the Word is.
“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
“Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.'”
“People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 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. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.”
1 Timothy 6:9-11
If you are a God-believer, I’d like to encourage you not to worry about money. The Lord promises to take care of the person who loves Him whole-heartedly, so don’t put your trust, love, hope, or value in money or stuff. Don’t live life to make money and try to take care of yourself. You’ll just be disappointed. Here’s another news flash: God is a lot more trustworthy than you, and certainly more so than money. He’s sovereign. Trust what He says to live for. Live to love Him with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Live to love His children and advance His Kingdom. Don’t chase the American dream; chase righteousness that comes through Christ-likeness. The more your heart is like Christ’s, the better you’ll be at loving Him and His children. If you live for God’s purpose, He’ll take care of your needs. He said He won’t let the righteous topple to ruin. Here’s a good one:
“For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”