Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF August 14, 2017

Recognizing and Revealing the Spirit of Mammon

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Money can make people do strange things. It can influence normally mild-mannered people to act in unbecoming ways, and cause intelligent people to make irrational, bad decisions. This is because the paper and coins that we see in the natural can carry a supernatural spirit called mammon. Mammon is in exact opposition to God, and we must be careful not to fall under its influence.

The spirit of mammon influences people to trust it instead of God. The rich, young ruler who met God face-to-face shrank back from following Him, choosing instead to trust more in his own riches. While the world tells us money matters more than anything else, Jesus tells us it is the least in the kingdom of God. Trusting in wealth makes us its servants; we must choose for ourselves whether to serve God or mammon.

In His grace, God promises to take care of us when we trust Him in all areas, including our finances. He knows we need money and He promises to bless us, but we must be careful not to let our priorities get mixed up. Money is just a tool and there’s nothing wrong with having it, but if we love it more than God we only hurt ourselves.

The devil doesn’t want us to understand the truth about money, so he does all he can to spread lies and misinformation about it. The world tells us money is evil and Christians should be poor, but living like Christ means God abundantly blesses us in every area, including money. When we trust God instead of earthly wealth, we can give generously in the same spirit He gave His Son to us.

Prayer:


Lord, through Your Word You told us the truth about money and how a wrong relationship with it can damage our lives. Wealth is a tool we use to bless others. Thank You for warning us about the pitfalls of trusting it more than You. Thank You for Your guidance in this area. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:


  • Matthew 19:16-22
  • Mark 10:17-22
  • Luke 18:18-23
  • Luke 16:10-13
  • Matthew 6:24, 31-33
  • 1 Timothy 6:10
  • Ephesians 1:7
  • John 3:16

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