It seems as if everyone is chasing the all mighty dollar. From the world to the church, from the priest to the politician, from the young to the old, the chase doesn’t have a name or a number. And we all know that we have to have it to sustain life, certainly in today’s economy but it doesn’t have to have us. In fact, having us is the very thing that keeps many of us from growing in Christ Jesus. We seem to place more value on our silver and gold than we do the one who gives us power to get the silver and gold. It’s nothing wrong with having a few dollars. In fact God would love for us to have some wealth. However, to have wealth and not have the wisdom or understanding to use it wisely is a very dangerous place to be in.
King Solomon said “How much better is it to get wisdom rather than gold! And to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver (Prov.16:16). Here is a man who had some money. He had so much money that the scriptures declare that He was the richest King to ever live, but he tells us you can have some wealth but if you don’t have some wisdom and understanding a fool and his money will soon depart. Instead of us asking God for more money, how about we ask him for the wisdom to handle the money that comes through our hands better. If we will do that; if we will ask him to show us in his word how to be wise with our resources the increase will come in time. Saints, God wants to bless us, but his desire is to bless those that would bless him and be good stewards over what God has given to them. Thus, in order to be good stewards over what he has given us we must start with seeking after the wisdom and understanding of God in all things not just the areas we think we need.
God Bless You.