Luke 16: 10-15 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. ”The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.”
I read this yesterday: LOTTO jackpot winners Colin and Christine Weir have been granted a quickie divorce after 38 years of marriage. … Colin, 71, and Christine, 62, who took home the jackpot in 2011 had been married for 38 years before being hit by the curse of the lottery. They won £161 million!
All that money and it didn’t bring them happiness and it certainly didn’t save their marriage.
Wealth can seriously affect your health and well-being.
Jesus speaks to the Pharisees who loved money! He stresses the importance of faithfulness. Can God trust you with it?
The truth is we all like money. Most of us would like more. The reason being is obvious, we like what it does, what it gives us, where it takes us. But it is dangerous because of all of that. It can demand our attention and our desperation, our worship and our servitude.
Are you worrying about money?
Are you wanting some retail therapy today?
When was the last time you gave some money in just an act of generosity and not your tithe?
Do you tithe?
Are you free from the power of money?