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How important is wealth and money to God?

How important is wealth and money to God?

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The Jesus Manifest continues (Matthew 5-7). This is a critical teaching of Jesus. What should we think about money and wealth? We need to get clear on this. Jesus is! Jesus is very clear on this.

Whom will I serve? It is a stunning question. Jesus now explains that behind the choice between two treasures (where I lay them up) and two visions (where I fix my eyes) there lies the still more basic choice between two masters (whom I am going to serve).

It is a choice between God and wealth, that is between the living Creator himself and any object of our my creation I term ‘money’ (‘mammon’ being the transliteration of an Aramaic word for wealth). For I cannot serve both.

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“No one can serve two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” | Matthew 6:24

Should we lend a hand to those who falter? What is strength for?

How can I help?

How can I help?

My oh my, there is some misguided thinking going on in this world. God has a goal for us. We are to tap into His power.

Why? To serve. That is all there is to it.

It is not about what is convenient. It is not about what is comfortable. It is not about me. It is not about status.

It is all about Jesus. It is about my brothers and sisters. It is about those who don’t know our Master Jesus the Messiah.

It is always about “How can I help?”

It is all about service. That is it. That is the main thing about the main thing.

God’s goal for us is to love. Jesus is clear about that. We show we are a follower of Jesus when we look out for the good of those around us.

“Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?”

Romans 15:2 (The Message Bible)

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Am I working for myself? Who am I working for?

God's Work, our hands

God’s Work, our hands

My work is not for myself. My work is for our God. I am a slave to my Master Jesus. My service is to God and not to my employer.

That allows me to have an amazing attitude and smile when others might not. It allows me to go beyond what others might do since my mission is to please Jesus.

And so, with Joshua I say “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”.

God has a goal for me. It is not my goal. No matter what, I am really serving God.

It is that simple. That makes all the difference in everything I do.

Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as you would the Messiah. Don’t work only while being watched, as people-pleasers, but as slaves of the Messiah, do God’s will from your heart. Serve with a good attitude, as to the Master and not to people, knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Master. | Ephesians 6:5-8



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