How Has A Tool Become King? (4/13/13)

Read: Joshua 7:16-9:2, Luke 16:1-18, Psalm 82:1-8, Proverbs 13:2-3

No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
(Luke 16:13)

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Relate: Pull out your wallet. Grab a dollar. Right above the big “one” on the back, what does it say? How about a five? It is right above the Lincoln Memorial. It is above the Treasury Building on the ten and the White House on the twenty. Beyond that, I’m too broke to know where to find it. How convenient it is for most Americans to have a reminder right on their god telling them what they trust in.

React: Money is meant to be  tool. Jesus says we are to use it to bless others and win friends. The true measure of how well I handle money is how generous I am. Unfortunately we’ve got it all backwards. We call hoarding stewardship. We call exploiting others “investment strategy”. Rather than using money to bless others, we use others to get money. Rather than use it to gain friends. We step over friends to gain more money. The question is, how on earth has a tool become king? What can we do, what can I do, to dethrone this usurper in our lives?

Respond: 

God, please help me to keep my priorities straight. Be the Lord and Master in my life. Keep me away from the lure of riches. Help me to use what You have blessed me with to be a blessing to those around me. Above all, let me serve You and You alone.

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12 thoughts on “How Has A Tool Become King? (4/13/13)

  1. Yes, amen! Often we are so guilty of using the money the opposite of the instruction Jesus gave us. Instead of using it to gain the world for Christ, we use it to gain the world for ourselves.

    Checkpoint!

  2. On target as usual. My husband and I are always trying to bless others which explains why we’re always on the short end of our money :-). But even so, we are blessed to be a blessing and we know it and show it! Thank you for the reminder.

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  5. Yes, it’s very sad how our culture worships money and material items. My grandmother-in-law recently inherited some money, and the sad result is that her two daughters are no longer speaking to each other.

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