Do you find yourself relying on money for happiness? Does money seem like the ultimate difference maker in your life? Do you plan your life around getting/having/using money? Well, the Bible says you’re doing it wrong. However, there is a great and glorious right way to deal with money.
In a recent devotional titled, “What It Means to Love Money”, John Piper makes some very helpful and true statements about money. If you read his devo app, it’s July 26. As always, give your fullest attention to the scriptures used.
Piper talks about money as the currency of this world. “Money stands for what you can get from man instead of God.” That’s true. Money represents what man can give us (which is always temporary). Money is a human resource. You cannot buy anything from God with money. It has no value to Him.
God doesn’t have an issue with money. What God brings into question for humans is our attitude and mindset toward money. Again, do we value it above all else? Do we love it?
Piper says, “Love of money is the alternative to faith in God’s future grace.” We cannot serve two masters. We either trust in God or in man. When we trust God, we love Him. That is worship. And in Him we receive all we need in this life and eternity.