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Keeping Money Our Servant


Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink. . . . Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. — Matthew 6:25, 32

We aren’t supposed to let money become the most important thing in life, but when bills mount, it’s hard not to become preoccupied.

The problem is that money can all too easily become our master instead of our servant. That’s why the Bible so often talks about money, warning of its dangers and urging us to put it in its rightful place. The writer of Ecclesiastes wisely observed, “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied” (Ecclesiastes 5:10 NIV).

Once we put Christ first in our life, however, we can ask Him to help us trust Him for our needs. Our Heavenly Father knows we need clothes, food, and a place to live, so we don’t need to worry. That may seem impossible, but God will give us His peace as we learn to trust Him. We also need to deal with our finances responsibly— following a realistic budget; developing a plan to pay off debt; even cutting up our credit cards if necessary. Don’t become a slave to money. Learn to trust God in everything. — Billy Graham, Hope for Each Day


Question for Today:

We have no control over two certainties of life—death and taxes. But there is something we can be certain about… God gives salvation and eternal life to those who trust in him. Do you need to turn over your worries about money to God and completely trust God to take care of your every needs? Feel free to share your thoughts or prayers in the comments section below. ~ Devotionals Daily