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The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.
There’s no denying that money has the potential to turn people’s heads. There are competing influences in the world, and money can influence us for either good or bad. However, as free moral agents, we can choose what influences we submit to. Knowing the biblical truth about wealth puts us in control of it, instead of in subjection to it.
One of the ways God wants to bless us and show us His favor is through financial increase; however, we need to first learn how to handle money in a godly way. Jesus called money the least important thing in the kingdom of God, but added that we need to be trustworthy in the least before we can be trusted with the truly important things. Most people allow themselves to be influenced by the spirit of mammon, which attaches itself to money and contradicts the Word of God in every way.
The spirit of mammon comes directly from Satan, who lies to us about everything. Whether we let God, or the enemy, influence how we handle money tells us much about where we place our faith. When Jesus had the conversation with the rich young ruler, the young man went away grieved, because he was unwilling to part with his earthly riches and follow God. Loving money more than anything else blocks God’s blessings and can cause us great distress.
Money is a tool to bless others, not something to accumulate and hoard. We must take heed to avoid covetousness, because life is more than the abundance of possessions. There’s nothing wrong with having money, as long as it doesn’t have us; the blessing that comes from God makes us rich, and He adds no sorrow to it. God is well aware that we need money for daily living, and when we seek first His kingdom, it will be added unto us.
Lord, one of the ways You show us Your grace is by blessing us in our finances. You also gave us Your Word on the proper relationship with money, which gives us an advantage over others who don’t know the spiritual influences behind it. Thank You for this. In Jesus’ name, amen.
1 Timothy 6:10
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