Matthew 6:24 – ‘No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.’

This verse isn’t saying that money is bad; it is saying that our relationship with God should come first, above all else.

If we focus on serving God, I believe a couple of things will happen in relation to money. It may be that money no longer becomes a desire at all; God has given us more than we need and we are happy in the little or much that He has given us.

Or perhaps like Solomon who seeks wisdom to govern his people, God will bless us with immeasurably more money than we are able to utilise for ourselves – but never more than we can utilise for His kingdom! If relationship with God is our desire and our will is to do His work, then having and utilising money isn’t a bad thing.

If we get the revelation of God before everything else, it won’t make our life perfect, but it will make it easier to be good stewards of whatever he blesses us with – a spouse, children, a house, land, finances, and/or relationships. God first; then all else.