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Wealth Beyond Measure

Who wouldn’t want it? More wealth than you know what to do with. The pursuit of money motivates people to play Power Ball, invest in the stock market, get a degree, or work longer hours in hope of a promotion. But when you accumulate more, does it solve your problems? Does it really satisfy?

Money, as with other temporal things, can attract us but cannot fill the hole within. No matter how much you have, you desire still more. Maybe you have the presence of mind to know that there must be something else…something spiritual…something real.

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ (Hebrews 13:5)

Some people think that in order to love money you must have money. But that’s not really true. Did you ever have a crush on someone who didn’t know you existed? Likewise, you can cherish money without having much of it. But the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. It will lead you astray and pierce you with many sorrows (1 Timothy 6:10).

Therefore, the author of Hebrews counsels us to keep ourselves free from the love of money–that is to give it no place in our hearts where it can take root, grow, and ultimately ruin us. Rather, we must learn the secret of being content with whatever we have.

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

How can we do that? The author of Hebrews tells us: “For he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” Have you ever watched a toddler playing with a toy? If you try to take it from him, he will scream. But if you offer him a new and better toy, then he will let go and reach out for your offering. God offers to us Himself. In every way, He is superior to money. He fills the hole within and satisfies us in a way that money or material things never can. And unlike money, which so easily escapes us, God will never leave us or forsake us.

Don’t let yourself be fooled by that which deceives and can never satisfy. Rather, reach out and embrace the fullness and reality of God. He is wealth beyond measure that never fades away.

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