Friday, January 21, 2011

God or Mammon?

Luk 16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Be good stewards of the money God has given to you. Do good with it, make friends and be received through Jesus into everlasting life in the house of God.

Luk 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Money, many say is very important to them. If so, give it to another's need. Give as the Lord leads you, for one test of your faithfulness is your money and how you use it beyond your basic needs. Mammon means money, but it was also a name of the Syrian money God. You see why we are not to serve mammon? It is as serving another god. Oh well you say then, just charge it? If we get into debt over things we do not need then we cannot help others. We will have nothing for missions or for the poor. Jesus spoke in a parable about how we are judged by our giving to the needy.

Mat 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Pro 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

What are the true riches? The things of God are true riches, his character and that which shall last forever. Be good stewards of what God has given you. Be a blessing and not a beggar.

Psa 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

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