Material god

The Bible does not condemn money or material possessions.  Money and possessions can do great things, most especially when they are used wisely and kept in proper perspective.  Some of the great people of the Bible were very rich.  For example, Abraham, Isaac and Solomon were perhaps the riches men of their day.

Well the quarrel here is not with material goods but with material gods.  Materialism has become the god of too many of us.  Some times our material possessions are elevated to the central place in our lives and we give them the attention that God the Almighty deserves.  Mark 8:36 says, “what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?”

Brothers and sisters in Christ, the Bible teaches that preoccupation with material possessions is a form of idolatry.  And God hates idolatry.  It poisons every other part of our lives, including our family life.

The bible says, the problem here is not with money itself, but with our love of money.  1 Tim 6:10  says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”  Do not let money or anything else take God’s rightful place in your life.



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