Money. What is this thing that we revolve our lives around?
This faded, torn, dirty, green piece of paper people trample each other over in order to obtain.
What is money?
It is an object that is abused, misused, and often times representative of the bad in this world.
It turns even the most level headed person, into a green eyed monster. It causes jealousy and competition where it is. And pain and brokenness where it is not.
How can a piece of paper with an arbitrary number and value assigned to it cause so much chaos?
It is what I study, what I am told I must maximize, control, and invest.
Maybe this is the problem. Maybe it is just how we are looking at it.
Tonight, I was reminded, Money is a means to provide opportunity.
It can be one of the greatest mechanisms of change in our world. We must remember what we use our money for represents everything about ourselves.
We can selfishly spend and spend, or we can generously give and give.
We can combat that pain and brokenness where it is lacking. We can give until the jealous have no reason to be.
We can love in a way that we are called to.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” Proverbs 19:17