KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 16:13 KJV “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and MAMMON”.
Money is a very important tool for exchange of goods and services, and to advance in this life in many ways, yet, money should never take God’s place in your life. The Bible says you can’t serve God and mammon. You can never rule that which rules you. If money dictates your life, you can’t have a dominance over it. Money should always be seen as a tool or instrument to honour God, by serving His purposes on the earth. Eph 4:28 KJV” Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth”. Servants of money, steal, kill or cheat to get it, so they could consume on their lust. This is not your portion.
You must not be a servant of money, but a servant of God using money to bring glory to God. You must labor for money so you can put smiles on the faces of others. You should also seek to project and promote the gospel with what you have. Well, your needs cannot be left out for you are the first benefactor, and others follow suit. You must see money and its use in a more comprehensive way. That is, you are not the ultimate importance of what you have, but God and that which honors Him. Proverbs 11:24 KJV” There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty”.
The Bible says the love (lust) of money or the control of money over the lives of men, is the cause of all the wickedness in this world. (1st Timothy 6:10). Many people and even a number of Christians are servants or worshippers of money. This error results in a lot of carnal actions and sinful ways that dishonor Jesus. You must set yourself free from the love (lust) of money. Get your desire right. Pray and repent from this sin. Note: You can be very rich financially, not by lusting after money but submitting to God and His principles of making money.
GOD my father is the sole ruler of my life. I use money to serve and project His will in this life. I am faithful to Him in the use of my money, and so He rewards me in many ways. Money is subjected to me and it comes to me in divers’ ways. Glory be to His name.
1 Timothy 6:10 KJV. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:17 KJV Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;