Money. Most of us spend a very large percentage of our lives trying to get more and more of it. We sweat, we save, we scheme, all in the hope of having enough money to live a life of security and comfort.
Is this God’s plan for us? Is our obsession with money enabling us in our discipleship, or is it having the opposite effect? Are we really able to focus on Jesus while checking our portfolio on-line? Probably not. But that is not to say that we have to be the destitute poor, either. Remember, money is not in and of itself a bad thing. As Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 6:10, it is love of money that that is the root of all evil.
So how do we make sure that we put our wealth into proper perspective? Today’s psalm provides an excellent answer … be generous with what you have been given. The psalmist tells us that a person is blessed when “Lavishly he gives to the poor; his generosity shall endure forever; his horn shall be exalted in glory.”
Let us then be generous today. If we encounter anyone who needs what we have in abundance, let us give it away in love.