Our Money Not Our Own

(1 Timothy 2:9)  In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

(Psalm 15:5)  He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Money. We all need it. It is what helps us to acquire the needful things of life such as food, shelter, clothing. Yet many a time money is also used for negative reasons such as drugs, prostitution, gambling etc. This begs the question: what should money be truly used for? The answers will vary according to your personal belief system. So I will give my answer according to what I believe, which is God Almighty and His Word, which is the Holy Bible. As seen above with the quoted texts from the Bible, money is not to be used frivolously. In fact the following writer puts it across in it’s proper context:

“Money is a trust from God. It is not ours to expend for the gratification of pride or ambition. In the hands of God’s children it is food for the hungry, and clothing for the naked. It is a defense to the oppressed, a means of health to the sick, a means of preaching the gospel to the poor. You could bring happiness to many hearts by using wisely the means that is now spent for show. Consider the life of Christ. Study His character, and be partakers with Him in His self-denial.” [Ellen G. White; The Ministry of Healing; pg 287]

So before you take the money you have and spend it on things that, when you really and truly consider it, is satisfying your selfish desires, think of the good that you can accomplish with it. Blessings to all

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