James 5:1-6 (ESV) Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.
Money is not in and of itself a problem, but the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.
1 Tim. 6:10 (ESV) For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. We cannot serve two masters – namely money and God – at the same time. We have the privilege of laying up treasure for ourselves in heaven.
We no longer live for ourselves only, but for the Kingdom of God. We are Kingdom agents of transformation. We impact our worlds and transform our environments for the Kingdom of God.
How can you protect your heart against the love of money?
What is your contribution towards the Kingdom of God?