“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”
This one verse has three important parts, and the three parts are interconnected and based on one consideration, faith. Remember, in chapter eleven, we were told that he who comes to God must believe that He is God and that He rewards those who seek Him. You believe in God, but do you believe that He will take care of you? That’s the major question to be answered by us in this verse.
Let’s approach the verse in reverse. First point: God will not forsake us. He will continue day after day to provide our daily bread. He will sustain us on a continuing basis. God will provide for His children. If you truly believe that God will sustain you, then the second point comes into play. Believing in a sustaining God allows you to be content with what you have, knowing that God has seen to your needs. Let’s be honest; when we have to have more than God provides, we are saying that we know what we need more than God does.
If we are content with what we have, then our life will be free from the love of money. We love money for what it can provide. When we love the provisions of money more than the provisions of God, then money becomes our God. We, in a sense, reject God and make money our idol. Its call worshiping the creation instead of the creator.
Task for Today: Today concentrate on the last word of this verse. Believe that God will not leave you, and He will not forsake you. He will not cease taking care of you and your needs. Learn to pray, “Thank you, God,” rather than, “Give me God.”