No Money Week: Never Enough

“Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10)

Does it seem like the whole world is crying and cringing and worrying about money these days? We’re going to spend this next week talking about being broke and being rich and loving money and how worthless money is and why it’s a trap and a gift from God. Money is complicated.

nomoney_350We’ll listen in to Solomon’s financial advice from Ecclesiastes 5. Not only was he extremely wise, David’s son was also loaded. He had money and wisdom to burn. So his words should be worth hearing.

His first observation: People with an appetite for money never get full. They never say, “No, I couldn’t possibly take another dollar. Where would I put it?” One way that money fails as a life goal, Solomon wrote, is that it doesn’t have a finish line. You can never win the race. You can never stop running.

Think: Frankly, lots of us don’t believe this verse. We think they could be satisfied if we just had “x” number of dollars. How much money do you think it would take to make you satisfied with your life? (Warning: trick question.)

Pray: Thank God for revealing to you through his Word that no amount of dollars will ever make a money-lover happy. Ask him to help you not to love money.

Do: Notice in your real life and media life this week how many conversations have to do with loving and/or desperately needing money.