Luke 16:13 – ‘No servant 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.’
Luke 16:13 addresses God and money. Perhaps this is a verse that has been quoted to you about why Christians shouldn’t be wealthy; why Christians shouldn’t desire to be wealthy.
God’s word doesn’t say that having money is bad. It doesn’t say that Christians should be poor. In fact, it says that God desires abundance for us! Surely that comes under many areas: health, family, finances, food and more!
This verse is saying that only one thing can come first in our life. If you desire money more than you desire God, then you have an issue. The wealthy Christian should seek God first, above all else. God is our master. He is our provider. He loves us like no one else can.
He can do so much for us, including aid us in generating wealth! But why would He do this? Because if we are in a position on this Earth to generate more than we need, then we’re in a position to give.
God and money…
Don’t have to be opposing ideas; they can work together. With God’s help and guidance, we can generate wealth and use it to invest in His kingdom.
Do not let people tell you that money is wrong; that Christians shouldn’t desire to be wealthy. Do a search in your Bible, find verses that confirm God wants you to have life and have it to the full. Recognise too however, that He wants you to give to those in need. God and money should work together, not be opposing ideas.
Wealth tip – setting up an offset account for your mortgage means that any money you have left over for the week or that is put aside to pay upcoming bills can be sitting against your mortgage debt and keeping your interest down. It’ll save you thousands in the long run.