Verse 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Yesterday we were talking about walking the tight rope with money. Today we delve into the reason why praise is due God even in the slimmest of financial times.
We know from yesterday that the love of money keeps us from trusting God to be our provider but how do we know that He will provide for us? And what does He provide for us that takes away all our needs leaving us satisfied? He gives Himself.
We have talked about how we have needs that money can relieve. We have spiritual needs as well and only God can provide for those. Yes, there are things that money can’t buy. Among them are happiness, love, trust and most important, our salvation from sins and eternal life. Jesus bought our salvation with His death on the cross and He bought us the gift of eternal life by rising from the dead. These are valuable to be sure but God loves us so much He gave us another gift, the Holy Spirit.
In our key verse for the day we see that the way to keep ourselves from loving money is to make the choice not to love it and to make the choice to be content with what we have. What is it that we have that we are to be content about? We are to be content because He is always with us. The secret to being content is knowing that God is enough. He IS enough! And when we know in our hearts that He is enough, we can be content and that can only lead us to one thing, praise! Pure praise!
Making It Personal
Have you found contentment in His presence? What does it mean to you to know that He says He will never leave you or forsake you? Do you believe He is enough?
Making It Personal Kids
Which is more valuable God or money? Which one is easier to lose? Do you feel safer knowing that God says He will never leave you?
Father, You are enough! Thank You for providing for us the things that money can’t buy and for giving us the money needed to buy the things that it can buy. In Jesus’ name, amen.