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There are a few things that we all need.  Food.  Clothing.  Shelter.  Basic needs for all of us.  We all like to eat.  We need clothing because no one wants to see us naked.  We all like to sleep in the warm and dry.

There’s only one way that most of us can supply ourselves with those things.


No, not the Pink Floyd song, though that’s what it’s about with its old cash register sound.  We all need money.

We go to work so that we will be paid with money.  Our employers charge money for their services.  Even our churches need money.  My church needs $853 just to turn the lights on each week.

No matter where we turn we need money.  Gas costs money.  Food costs money.


Money For Nothing

Let’s face it.  There’s a whole lot of stuff in our homes that money has bought that amounts to nothing.

We could call do inventories of the things we own only to find that much of it really amounts to nothing.

It could be a magazine subscription or old clothes that we hold onto because we can’t bear to let go of them.  It’s different for all of us.

Money Can’t Buy Me Love

Money can buy many things.  Like The Beatles sang, “Money can’t buy me love.”   Do you know what money can buy?

It can buy happiness.  Money can definitely buy happiness for a time.  What it can’t buy is joy

Money can do many things for us.

It just can’t do what Christ can do for it.

Have you ever tried to depend on money for happiness?

  1. February 24, 2014 at 5:40 am

    If I depended on money you would be visiting me at the funny farm.

  2. February 24, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Money changes things. Too much or too little changes people. This is why one of the top two things couples divorce over is money/debt. Our problem is that we can’t handle money. We always think that if we had more we would be happier. Before kids my wife and I both worked and we made more money then we will ever make for the rest of our lives. We felt broke back then. Crazy.

  3. February 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Money gives us choices that a lack of cannot give. I day dream having enough money to take my whole family on a cruse, first class. Add to that a new house and car for each. Of course since I am a missionary I would give a ton to those low supported missionaries. Yeah , right. Some of the sweetest most giving people I know live on very little. I am sure there are a few sweet giving people who are rich, a few. Money is God’s design for us to get food, shelter, clothes and other things it takes to live. In some of the very remote tribes they still use shells and other items as their money, pig is a big one in Papua New Guinea, they can buy a man a bride. Makes me wonder how many pigs Ace would have had to pay for me. I try not to hold money tightly so when it gets ripped out of my hand by the economy I won’t react wrongly. Good post brother.

    • February 25, 2014 at 5:48 am

      Thanks Betty. Always appreciate your encouragement.

  4. February 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    You’re right money only bring temporary happiness. It’s not real. All we have to do is look at celebrities and see how miserable some of them are.

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