Also Read: Exodus 16:1-26 2 Cor 8; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19. Fill in this blank: If I only had <blank /> I would be happy. Most people, when they hear that prompt are inclined to think of something financial. The extravagant may want millions, while the more practical may desire only enough to get by. Whatever financial condition we may find ourselves in, the Lord has something to say about it. The key to all of it is the question of “where does God fit into the mix?” What we do with money is ultimately not about money, it’s about God. Both lack of money and fullness of wealth form the backbone of Jesus’ instructions on money in the twelfth chapter of Luke. Please stand with me as you are able and turn to the Gospel of Luke 12:13-35. Misusing Money We tend to think that money and worldly goods are for our benefit. But money is actually a tool which can either be used for our own glory or for God’s glory. What we do with money is ultimately not about money, it’s about God. The story begins with someone in the crowd asking Jesus to become an arbiter between he and his brother regarding inheritance. Now, there […]
Psalm 86 is profound in it’s personal application to me. Years ago on one of my first reads through the Bible I stopped stunned at verse 11. “Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.” Unite my heart David prayed – crying out to God with the ultimate self-revelation. He declared here to God that he wanted to love the Lord with all his heart but failed consistently because his heart was consistently given to two or more masters. Is this not most frequently our problem? Is this not where we find ourselves too often? Let us make this day our prayer that God will slash and burn all my other masters and will himself unite my wayward and weak heart to fear him alone. Then true wisdom can begin.