Money itself is a tool and isn’t evil. However, the love of money is a different story. One of the things I dislike most is attending quarterly communication sessions at the workplace. I often feel like a hypocrite because my heart isn’t in agreement with their goals. On second thoughts, I do not know what their goal is other than making more money than the previous quarter. The announcement that this year’s revenue target will be a certain percentage higher doesn’t excite me. The endless drive to make more revenue without being able to answer to at least one of the world’s problems totally dries up my energy. At the end of the day, we’re not bringing all that money back with us to heaven.
There’s nothing wrong about making money or wanting a better life or wanting to be able to provide our loved ones better lives. It gets wrong when that becomes your number one priority, or your idol.
15 Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.Luke 12:15 (NLT)