Money. . .Slave Or Master

April 04, 2008

“It is more blessed to give than receive.” – Acts 20:35

In the book, Days of Grace, Arthur Ashe shares his philosophy about money. He says, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” What a great perspective on money. The focus is on giving rather than on getting, and that makes all the difference.

As long as our focus is on getting all we can, canning all we get, and sitting on that can, we’re slaves to our money. Our happiness depends on how much we have. On the other hand, when we view money as a tool for accomplishing good, it becomes our servant. That attitude frees us to use money as God intended–to provide for our needs, but also to do good for others.

Jesus addresses the bottom line: “You cannot serve God and money.” How about it? Are you the master of your money, or is your money your master? Master or slave? The choice is yours.