It is often said that Christians have a love and hate relationship with money. We love what money can do. And aside from its essential nature in our day to day living, it has the power to fund ministry, transform lives, and doing mix good. On the other hand, I hate the fact that it can destroy and trap people to greed and thrifting, and the fact that it can harm your soul when its mishandled.
Jesus once said, “No one can serve two masters, either you will hate the one and love the other. Or you’ll be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” – Matthew 6:24
It may sound strange that Jesus would suggest that we can serve money. What Jesus is saying, is that when we become devoted to money and it comes a major fixation in our lives (that is we think about it and we worry about it too much) then we become people serving money.
Jesus is not saying that money is evil, or that money is wrong. He is just talking about who you are serving. Let me ask you this question, who are you serving? God is after our hearts, not our money.
Ultimately, He is trying to gather people around Him, from all of eternity, His heart is in love with you.
So how we spend our money, how we think about it is often testimony to our relationship with our creator.