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  • Writer's picturePastor McCarty

Selling our souls!

I recently read an article which conveyed some interesting information that I believe is very applicable in today’s world. If you include every verse where the Bible mentions money, possessions, or riches, then there are over 2,000 verses on the topic! However, if you only count those verses where money is the primary focus, then there are closer to 500. Either way, it’s clear that the Bible has a lot to say about our finances. And why should that be significant to us? If God saw money and its potential affect on our lives, then certainly we as His people should also take close note of the subject!

Some verses from God’s Holy Word I would like to bring to light in reference to this devotion are: “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income”. Ecclesiastes 5:10 In Jesus’ own words, “No one can serve two masters, for either he hates one and loves the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money”. Matthew 6:24 And then we have this verse from 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs”.

Time and time again I read about churches, companies, and organizations, who profess to be founded on and operate under Christian teachings, principles, and beliefs, yet conduct themselves in a way which is not in line with God’s Word and its directives for our lives. Saying things which sound good on the surface and functioning under other premises is not what we are called to do as people of God. In many of these cases I truly believe money is the driving force behind the ungodly decisions that are being made. Attracting more people to your church, business, or organization usually generates more financial income and success.

It saddens me when I see this happening in our world, especially to entities that I have supported over the years. Do we really need to sell our soul to gain success, thrive financially, or prosper in this life? No! And why? Because God Almighty is the ultimate giver of all those things that are good for us. In the words of Job in 1:21b, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away blessed be the name of the Lord.” We do not have to sell our soul to the devil to gain money, success, or any other blessing. No, in all things God is sole provider of all that is necessary for the well-being of both body and soul! Let us pray for a renewal of heart and mind for these churches and their leaders, companies and their Board of Directors, and organizations and their leadership, who have strayed from God’s desire for their operation. For no one can serve two masters and the truth of their intentions will rise to the surface eventually. Pastor McCarty


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