Weekly Devotional: Don’t Focus on Money

Lily Cooper

<span>Weekly Devotional: Don’t Focus on Money</span>

Money always seems to be something on our minds. We often ask ourselves questions such as, "Will we have enough money?" or, "How much money am I making?" Other times we ask ourselves how much we need or what we should do with it.” It is a never-ending cycle that plagues us all day-by-day.

Sometimes worries concerning money are valid and a part of life. It’s when we start putting those worries and fears and obsessions above the One who controls it all that we get ourselves into trouble.

Matthew 6:24 says, “No one can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

We shouldn’t be treating money as a master and the solution to all our problems. The minute a worry towards finances come in our heads, we should go straight to God. It’s not worth worrying over such a trivial thing when we have the God of the universe right beside us, to get us through any rough patch we may run into. Mark 4:19 says, “but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.”

Money is an earthly procession and is meaningless when compared to eternal life. The enemy wants us distracted and focusing on money and wealth and the worries that come with it. Because when we are focused on the earthly things, our focus isn’t on God.

So instead of worrying about a payment you have to make or extra expenses that keep popping up, turn to the Lord and express those emotions. He hears you and in His timing, will help bring you through this. He will never leave you alone in the dark.

Money may seem to be the answer to a lot of problems on earth, but it isn’t a long-term solution. It won’t give you the joy and happiness and eternal life that is ensured in Jesus Christ.

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