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.
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?
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.