Luke 16:9–13: “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home. He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own? “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
If God is our Master, then money will be our servant. But if God is not our Master, then we will become the servants of money, and money is a terrible master! We will start wasting our lives instead of investing them, and we will one day find ourselves “friendless” as we enter the gates of glory. Henry Fielding wrote, “Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil!” Jesus said, “Make money your servant and use today’s opportunities as investments in tomorrow’s dividends.” Be a wise steward! There are souls to win to the Saviour, and our money can help get the job done. 1
Your Word is Truth
God follows the money. Stewardship of our money is how we discover our heart’s true desires. The motives behind our money will either honor or dishonor our Master. Are you truly devoted to the right Master, after you balance your checking account?
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. –Matthew 6:33
You Alone are God
May the passion to make disciples be greater than the passion to make money. – TWEET IT
Your Will be Done
Lord, teach me how to be honoring to You with my mouth, and with my money.
1. Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.