Come on, admit it. You want to be the rich person on the block.
Yeah, you’re seeing it … flash and bling … a new car every year, fresh paint on the house, and enough money to spread it around.
God? Sure, he’s your homie, but your business is your business. You’ve made your cash, and you’ll spend it as you please.
Whoa! And the record goes scraaatch! Let’s replay that tune a few bars.
Money’s nice and all that spice, but this isn’t a fool’s paradise.
God says we must give it up for him. Let’s look at Ezekiel 7:19:
“They cast their silver into the streets, and their gold is like an unclean thing. Their silver and gold are not able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. They cannot satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs with it. For it was the stumbling block of their iniquity.”
Ouch! Someone just got burned! Their gold is unclean. Their silver cannot deliver them. They cannot get their fill with their cash.
Then we learn that our money can easily become the stumbling block of iniquity.
Yes, you read that the way the Word said it. Money – when it comes before our relationship with God – becomes iniquity, separating us from the Lord.
We stumble on our cache of cash, and it drives a wedge between us and the Father. The cost of our cash becomes our salvation squandered on the flash and bling of a lifestyle that’s leading us down the broad road to destruction.
So, go ahead and make a million – or two or ten. Just don’t let it come between you and Jesus. If he says he wants some, whip out your checkbook and ask him the important question.
There. Lesson learned. You’re welcome.
Jesus doesn’t ask a lot, just everything that might distract us from him.
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