Martha Fick

Never serve money

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8 ESV 

Ole and Sven both wanted to borrow some money to expand their business, so they went to the bank for loans. Sven said first, "I vould like to haf $10,000."  

"What do you do for a living?" asked the manager. "What is your job title?"

"Pilot!" answered Sven. 

"Well, that is a good profession!" said the bank manager, so he gave him the money. 

Then Ole said, "I vant $10,000, too." 

"Well, what do you do for a living?" asked the manager. 

"I cut down trees," Ole replied. 

"Well, I gave your friend the money because he has an important job. He is a pilot. I can't give you that kind of money if all you do is cut down trees," said the manager.

"Vell, dat doesn't make any sense at all," said Ole. "Vhat I do is as important as him. If I don't cut de wood, how can he pile it?" 

Having a lot of money doesn't make us special in God's kingdom. While money is an important part of life, it should never be the center of our lives. The Bible tells us to owe no one anything but to love each other. Whatever we do in life should bring honor and glory to God.

Thank You, Lord, for money. Help us keep it in the proper perspective. Don't ever let us serve money. Teach us how to use it to do what is right and to bring glory to You. In Jesus' name, Amen.

 

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