Most people have a warped view of money.
They automatically assume that money is evil and rich people are too.
That simply isn’t true.
I often hear these questions in church circles:
How should Christians view and handle wealth?
Is it a sin to be rich?
Does God expect me to give away everything I have to help the poor and needy?
Can Christians drive nice cars and live in big houses without guilt?
It’s neither a sin to have money nor to have nice things. But money can quickly become an idol.
Here are 3 vitally important things that you need to understand about money.
Money is amoral.
It is neither good nor bad.
Money simply amplifies the heart of the person who possesses it.
If you’re a no-good, rotten dirty scoundrel without money, you’ll be a no-good, rotten dirty scoundrel with it.
Money is a tool.
If your sole purpose for attaining wealth is self-serving, money will eventually consume and destroy you.
But when you chase after wealth in order to serve others, money becomes an extremely powerful tool.
God often blesses Christians with great wealth for one purpose–to fund the Great Commission.
“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
Giving is a spiritual gift. When you use money to glorify God, you’ll always be entrusted with more of it.
Money is spiritual.
From a human perspective, you’ll always view money through greed-colored glasses.
But when you experience true salvation and turn everything over to Christ (including your wallet), He cleans up the mess–and breaks the back of greed.
That’s why generosity is so important in the life of a Christian.
When you practice cheerful giving, God is supernaturally injected into an area of your life that Satan can no longer use against you.
We are called to honor God with everything we have–our time, our actions, and our finances.
But when you give generously and obediently according to God’s Word, you can enjoy the rest guilt-free.