Is Your Pursuit of Money Robbing You Of Complete Fulfillment?
Do you think it's acceptable for people to make millions of
dollars selling us and our kids on the idea that pre-marital
sex, adultery, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, selfish ambitions,
drunkenness and things of this sort are O.K.?
I thought not, but these are the things we are most likely to
see on T.V. The new reality show craze is even causing society
to take a passive and some times condoning look at sin, while
making big bucks in the process.
Proverbs 12:14 - There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Let's take a quick look at what sin really is. It is
disobedience to any of the ten commandments of God, it is evil
or conspiring thoughts, and it is an offense against someone
else. Sin is what separates us from God. This is something
sinners and people who condone sin never truly understand.
Isaiah 59:1-2 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it
cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But
your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and
your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
God is more likely to listen to the people who obey His
commandments and keep his word than to people who make excuses
to sin, or condone others who sin. He is also more likely to
hear the complaints of the poor and the oppressed than to the
rich and famous.
Revelation 3:17 - Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased
with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou
art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
People who make a lot of money and become famous in life tend to
want or expect to be praised for their accomplishments and soon
get caught up in self worth with the rest of society. They don't
seem to comprehend the fact that God is the owner and supplier
of everything each and everyone of us has or gets. Instead of
glorifying and acknowledging God most people tend to want to pat
themselves on the back when receiving the praises of others.
Matthew 6:24 - No man 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.
In the particular verse above mammon means a personification of
wealth and avarice as an evil spirit, which means there is a
certain obsession you can have with money that will make it your
What's more when we get money and fame it becomes easy for us to
distract ourselves from the really important things like serving
God and helping the needy. Instead, we tend to indulge ourselves
in sexual pleasures or expensive purchases, and even more than
usual because it seems like the quick and easy way to get our
minds off of our troubles whenever they arise.
Every one of us can see that some of the most rich and famous
people in the world are also the most confused workers of
iniquity. We can also tell that these are the people that most
of us and our kids may tend to idolize because we think they
"got it made" by being so rich and famous. Particularly,
entertainers like actors, rappers, singers and sports stars who
we always see on T.V.
But in reality they are lost souls covering their troubles with
indulgences. It's not wise to want to be like them and we
shouldn't condone our kids wanting to be like them either.
I'm not saying its a bad thing to be rich I'm just saying that
money should be the furthest thing from our minds if we really
call ourselves wanting to be happy.
Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
The point is simply this, if you go out of your way to serve and
please God (especially threw hard times) He will bless you
exceedingly and abundantly above and beyond all that you could
ever ask for or even think about.
And this is not limited to just money, but also love, health and
success just to name a few.