“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.
Wow, it sounds like we have to choose between God and money! How can we do without money but then again how can we do without God! This seems like an impossible choice to make. The key word here is “serve”. When we serve God we are constantly seeking his will and living our lives as he taught us. If we serve money then we are constantly seeking ways to get more and spend more. There, that is the rub! When we have way too much stuff and way too little attention to God is where we get in trouble. One of the reasons for the current housing problems is that people are constantly looking for bigger and bigger houses. Why? Because they have filled up their current one until there is no longer any room for more “stuff”. Let’s have less stuff and more God! That is what the above verses are actually all about. If your stuff is overflowing your house the problem is not that you have too small a house. Its that you have too much stuff. When you leave the world all your stuff usually gets sold for pennies on the dollar. Your soul should be worth more than that.
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We started with a small “starter” house when a young married couple with no child. We thought we would live here a while and sell it for a profit and build a much bigger home. We could afford a much bigger house. But then God helped us get our priorities right with the leading of the Holy Spirit. We realized we could do so much more for God’s people and work if we were just satisfied with what we had. And this house has seen a son and his friends raised here and many memories made. It was just fine. Did we keep up with the Jone’s? No. But we were provided for nicely and freed of worry and able to give more. It is a beautiful life not to be in debt to anyone, and to be free of financial worry. The “stuff” is worthless in the end. Helping others is a wonderful blessing.