Wise Words

I came across this verse on the Bible app today and thought, “Amen!”

I don’t have any issue with wealth – having money (or what this verse describes as “treasure” – it could be anything or anyone, really) is not a sin; however, when money has us, then we start to get into trouble. To paraphrase something that Rick Warren once said, either you love people and use money, or you love money and use people. I much prefer to be the former description, rather than the latter!

I actually think that money (or the lack thereof) isn’t the issue in this verse; rather, what catches my eye is the presence or absence of peace in the person, and what – or Whom – the treasure-seeker looks to for security and hope.

Yes – wise words, indeed!

4 thoughts on “Wise Words

    1. Hi Steven! Thanks for your kind words, my friend. 🙂 I’m glad that the words from Rick Warren (or my paraphrase of them – I hope I got the quote right) resonated with you as well. That’s why I enjoy listening to him (among other pastors) – I find that he distills biblical principles in a way that really drives the personal application home, without compromising doctrine along the way.

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  1. It also reminds me of the verse about serving two masters. I know that verse isn’t typically use to describe money but it always puts that thought into my head. I was thinking before I logged in to post the Bible verses that God has blessed me with everything I need. So, your post is right up my alley this morning. God Bless you :):)

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    1. Actually, I believe that I have on occasion heard that verse taught in reference to money (or any other thing that we put ahead of God). Good point!

      I, too, have been reflecting on what I HAVE (versus what I lack), and when you start to break down and analyze the way that God so faithfully meets our needs each day, it really is quite staggering!

      God bless you too, dear Margaret! 💛✝️

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