Challenges with Money?

The topic of money makes an interesting conversation around church circles. To make a long story short, this can sometimes be an uncomfortable subject for some people.

How about you? What are your views on money, particularly, whose money is it anyway? This is the million-dollar question. Our perspective and answer to this question says a lot about us.

Luke 16:13 has an interesting take on money. It says, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” NIV

The love of money could lead to the hatred of God. We should be careful to use money as the tool that it is and not get too caught up with loving it.

I discovered that Jesus spoke more about money (and possessions) than any other subject in His parables.

The love of money could lead us to use people to make more money for us. Don’t love money and use people. We should love people and use money. Money is a good servant but a bad master.

Billy Graham observed, “if a person gets his attitude towards money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in their life.”