So, recently I went to the hair salon to get my hair done. While my styling was being wrapped up I caught the gage of a conversation of a young 18 or 19 year old college student, her mother and her hair stylist. We’ll call her Amber, she was so excited raving about this new boyfriend she met over the summer and how well he treats her. Being with him has shown her she should be treated in comparison to how she had been treated with a previous boyfriend. Words of “wisdom” and advice to the young girl was, whatever you do marry a man with some money.
Hmm…I would beg to differ. Am I saying having money is a bad thing, of course not? However there is something more important to consider, that thing is the CHARACTER OF a MAN. Money is neutral. It is neither bad nor good but the more you have of it magnifies the character of the person. The problem with this sort of thinking is, if you hook up with someone because of material things they have or things they are currently doing…what is going to happen once it’s gone, once the season changes. What you want is a man of character. What you want is the blessing of the Lord on your life. The anointing can produce and protect you.
Do not put your hope in money, do not put your trust in something that is temporal and will fly away like a bird with wings.
Pharaoh had money, authority, an army, chariots, all the material things you can think of. Moses has nothing but a rod, but the presence of God was with Moses. Moses was able to deliver a nation from Egyptian bondage with the GOD. Moses didn’t have “money”. Money cannot save you in the day of trouble. (Exodus 13). However, 1 Timothy 6:17 says “Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.”
Life Lesson: You are nothing without God, but with God you have everything because he is all and all. Trust God and not money. In money there is no salvation. Money comes and goes but God has already made a promise to never leave you or forsake you. Your life is not going to be better when you get some more money, enjoy it now.
“He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.” – Ecclesiastes 5:10 ASB