“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

Matthew 6.24

Randomly during the worship time at church today during the song God With Us I thought of the above verse which led to thinking about why we have money and its purpose. Money is really just a standardization of desire. Say I have 10 chickens, but I desire to have 5 cows. Without money we work under the barter system, but what if the guy with the cows doesn’t want chickens? I have to then find someone who desires my chickens and is willing to give me something that the guy who has the cows desires. And what happens when I can’t find a guy who desires chickens and has something the cow guy desires? Money allows me to simplify that process to sell chickens and buy cows. So now I desire money above all else because it allows me to fulfill any material desire I may have. Money becomes our master. God, however, calls us to desire Him above all else, we are to make God our master. Why? Because to God money is meaningless. He who made the universe is not contained by our need for money nor does my lack of money limit his ability to fulfill the needs in my life.

And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 

Matthew 6.28-30

He will certainly care for you!