Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
There are many motivations for greed. Pride can be one. Because of pride, we don’t simply want something, we want more of it than others have. But in this text, we are shown that the other motivations for loving money are fear and security. Here the motivation is not a pride that compares itself with what others have. In this passage the concern is with security. Will I have enough? The desire to have enough money, can twist into a love for money, so that we can feel security in life.
But when we make money our source of security in life, we have slipped into loving money and have set up an idol in our hearts. Hebrews reminds us of a very powerful and personal promise from God, which we are to speak to our fears, to dislodge the love of money from our hearts. God says, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
Money promises security, but it can come and go. One day you have thousands, the next hundreds, then tens. But with the Living God, we have a promise of continual fidelity. We don’t get a lot of God one day, and a little the next day. He will never, ever forsake you.
Much of our fears are a fear of loss. In this world, moth and rust destroy, and thieves steal. But with God, there is no loss. He will not leave us.
Today, as you read this, place your heart’s trust in our God who will not leave you. Approach today, your joys and trials, confident of this one truth, God will not forsake you. Confess to him your attempts to feel secure with money, and turn back to him, away from your money.
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