Money Sux!

pile-of-cashIt’s true! We all want more of it, we never have enough of it, the world revolves around it, it’s emotional when we don’t have enough, I’ve never heard anyone say they have too much of it, it oftentimes drives our relationships or our families or our happiness or our faith, we judge our success by how much of it we have and what we CAN do with it, we live on it! It’s AMAZING! What other thing in this world crosses all boundaries of religion and politics and geographics and has such a huge impact on each and every person and thing we come across? It truly is amazing and it absolutely SUCKS!

The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all KINDS (sorts) of evil. It’s TRUE! I’ve seen it! Is it possible, however, that money, in and of itself, could possibly be the root of all kinds of GOOD? What if our whole intent for making more money was to help others or to give it away? What if we each made $100,000 a year but lived on $30,000? Would we turn into a socialistic society? I struggle with this, to be honest! I have SO freaking much… SOOOO much! You do too! And, I badly BADLY want to help people. My struggle is that sometimes our helping people actually hurts them! Give a homeless alcoholic $20 and they’ll go buy alcohol! That hurts them! Give to my aunt and uncle and it totally helps them and hundreds of thousands of others.

So, where do we draw the line? Do we stop making so much money because it leads to all kinds of evil or do we keep making more money because it could lead to all kinds of GOOD? Do we pursue growth in our jobs and in our lives because we can help more people or do we call ourselves content because more could lead to all kinds of evil?

“Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.”

One Comment

  1. Dan
    Posted July 31, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    Dude, this is awesome. It reminds me of the conversations we used to have on your back porch of your townhouse in Atlanta at like 3 AM.

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