The sound of coins, the rumbling of transactions, and the ringing of registers may mean it’s going to be a great day for the economy. As a prosperous society, we are blessed to have the freedom to witness the work of our hands flourishing for the wellbeing of self, and others. But, what happens when the blessings of prosperity emerge into materialism? When everything and everyone seems to have a price.
Just to be clear; God can not be purchased, nor can he be bribed. He doesn’t need our tips, nor does He need our offerings. As one who has tasted poverty, and also enjoyed the springs of prosperity I have witnessed that any blessing ingested excessively could eventually corrupt the human heart and its appetite. While God desires that all of our needs be met according to His riches and glory we must be careful to not allow our hearts to deify prosperity and money.
For the love of money is the root of all evil, and as stated in the pages of Holy writ; “His house shall be called a house of prayer, and not a den of thieves”. As a child of God remember God can not be purchased because He already paid the price!
12Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13“It is written,” he said to them, “ ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of thieves.’