The following is another attempt to use the goggle of Faith to weigh various inspired thoughts around money on another blessed day.
1. What is a good clue that money has become a servant or has ceased to be a master to us? If we have been freed from the fears and psuedo confidence that previously accompanied its absence or presence; or if the eyes of our hearts have found rest on the words that governs its use: or if it no more competes with the seeking of the Kingdom and its righteousness. Then, money has started serving purposes that’ll transcend time, or that would lead to the salvation of our soul.
2. There is nothing wrong in owning and enjoying things present; things that money can provide or things that God still freely gives. But what the Lord – through the epistles – frowns at, is that such things should neither satisfy us or compete with the good things of the gospel, which should rather be sought until they become the true object and subject of satisfaction to our souls. Otherwise, such things would remain idols to us (Rom. 8:32, Ps. 103:5, Isa. 52:7).
3. That an unbeliever or a believer has become a billionaire, is not a feat or a testimony in the sight of fallen or faithful angels. But that they would be able to selflessly, purposely and faithfully use it to secure a good foundation (for life) called Christ and inherit eternal life, is a feat before them all (1Tim. 6:17-19). That money has been trusted by man is no news in heaven, but that the gospel of Christ has been trusted or has become man’s inheritance, is good news in heaven (Rom. 2:16, 1Pet. 1:4).
4. When the Lord wants to bless a believer with giftings, abilities, potentials, anointing, graces or with finances, He shops for those who are most unqualified for it; those who can serve others thereby, until they are found faithful and wise (Lk.17:10, Matt. 24:45-47). Such are they, whose eyes should never be on themselves or on their being used by Him; who should remain humbled on being counted worthy to serve men so they can someday come into the honor of becoming servants of Christ and of God (1Tim. 6:17-19).
5. No man can ignore the faith that was designed to facilitate our escape from the world, and not be an hustler; either in a crude or civilized manner. No man can become a true servant of God who has not disobeyed the course or life that mammon designed for men to live by. So also can no man know the enduring peace that Jesus came to give, who is at home with the pseudo peace that this world offers (Jn. 14:27).
6. Nothing makes or fashions hustlers out of generation of men, like money. Nothing keeps believers – long in carnality – like money and what money can do. Nothing competes with looking for the Lord; even with our whole hearts, like money does. It is a god that possesses the souls of men who don’t possess Christ, and it can only be overcome by those who earnestly seek to be gods (judges) under God; who don’t deny the process of being raised against ungodliness/worldly lusts (Ps. 82:1, Tit. 2:12).
May the Faith in Christ Jesus become our soul’s currency for living, and may money mean to us what it meant to our Lord Jesus, Amen.
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