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The Dangers of Money To Your Faith

As humans, we are wired to crave the things that we don’t have like cars, houses, and jobs. We use status to fit in and to prove to everyone, including ourselves that we are like everyone else.

But are we?

Or are we knee-deep in debt and scrambling to keep our heads above water? Do we have so much stuff we border on being a hoarder yet our bank account is close to the negative value?

According to a study done in 2017 80% of Americans live to pay to paycheck which means they are in debt.

The want for something can be so strong that it’s all we think about it. That, my friend, is the enemy hard at work. When we worry about the lack of money and the increasing demand for want, the more the enemy will win.

 

When we worry about the lack of money and the increasing demand for want the more the enemy will win. Click To Tweet

We are using stuff to fill us up instead of God.

If we put the value of money ahead of our love for our God, we are allowing the enemy to put a wedge in our faith. And we will never be satisfied but we will yearn for more and more.

The money will be on the verge of becoming an idol.

How many people take a job because of the wage and not because they enjoy the work. As time goes on, they are even more in debt and hating their job. Nothing has changed. Except the realization that money isn’t all that.

God doesn’t want you broke and unhappy. But he does want you to turn to him for your happiness and fulfillment. Money can be gone tomorrow, but God will always be there. All you have to do is talk to Him.

He wants you to accept His love and the blessings he has in store for you.

It hasn’t always easy to give when you don’t have much, but give what you can. I’ll lighten your heart.

Below are five verses to help you:

Proverbs 10:4

Matthew 13:22

1 Samuel 2:7

1 Peter 5:2-3

Luke 16:13-15

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