Monday 15 February 2021

Overcoming the Love of Money as a Christian

Hello Readers & Followers,

I hope you are well. We have now come to the end of the series on 'The Love of Money'. You may want to read the last 2 articles that I have written before this post:

Part 1: Can You Be A Christian and Love Money?

Part 2: An Open Letter to Those That Misuse Church/Christian Ministry Funds

You want to be blessed on earth? 

 SEEK the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and God will give you everything that you need - Matthew 6:33. 

- Don't spend your life on the vanity of life but rather spend your life for eternity. Matthew 6:19-20 says: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal." Where is your treasure? The Lord carefully warns us in Matthew 6:21, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

Do you remember the account of Abram in Genesis 13? Abram and Lot had both grown so wealthy that the land they were staying could not contain their flocks and herds. In fact, verse 6 of Genesis 13 says: "Now the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together, for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.

Due to the limited resources that were available, there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. Abram decided that it was best for him and Lot to part ways. Even though Abram had the right to choose the best land for himself because he was Lot's uncle. Guess what? He asked Lot to choose first as he prioritised his relationship with Lot above earthly resources. Lot chose the best land, he prioritised the desirable land while Abram chose his relationship with Lot over the best resources. In the end, Abram was blessed by God, he became wealthier than Lot while Lot eventually lost everything. 

What can we learn from the story of Abram and Lot? I believe God is using this story to teach us that we should allow Him to guide us in becoming rich. We should not love money or resources above our relationship with people.

The LORD will not withhold good things from those who do what is right in His sight (Psalm 84:11b). 

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I am praying for the Holy Spirit to expand this teaching in your heart in Jesus' name.

Have a lovely week!

Yours in Christ,

Mysses Lafunky

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