Putting God Second

Lately I think I've been serving one master too much: Money. It doesn't matter how much of it I get, It never fulfills me. It is nice to have, and it's nice to get things once and a while, but I don't think I'm supposed to be consumed every day on how to earn more. It's like an itch that can't be scratched.

Matthew 6:24 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.

I even felt a bit proud inside of some of my recent accomplishments, as if I earned it by my own intellect and ability. Yet, it is a God who gives me the ability to do anything I might be good at. What a miserable way to be, puffed up inside.

1 John 2:16 For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world.

I know we all need money to live and pay for things, but neglecting the Lord in tithes is a bad plan. Living for self is too easy, and it's an empty life. It's so weird when you are born again, up is down and down is up, because having the Lord Jesus happy is better than trying to build my own kingdom. I wouldn't think that true at all if I never met the Lord.

Posted by Jesse